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Rating Group: National Council of La Raza

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 66%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 66%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 66%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 66%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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