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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of La Raza

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 66%
Rob Andrews 66%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 66%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 66%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 66%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Rick Boucher 66%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 33%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
Dennis Cardoza 66%
Russ Carnahan 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
Jerry Costello 66%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
Artur Davis 66%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 66%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
Norm Dicks 66%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 66%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 66%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 66%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 66%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
Robert Hayes 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 66%
Maurice Hinchey 66%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 66%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 66%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 66%

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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