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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of La Raza

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
Thomas Allen 66%
Rob Andrews 66%
Brian Baird 66%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 66%
Melissa Bean 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 66%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 66%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Rick Boucher 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
Steve Buyer 66%
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%
Julia Carson 66%
Ben Chandler III 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
Jerry Costello 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
Artur Davis 66%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
Lincoln Davis 66%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
Norm Dicks 66%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 66%
Chet Edwards 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
Bob Etheridge 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
Bob Filner 66%
Barney Frank 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 66%
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%
Thomas Holden 66%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 66%
Darlene Hooley 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 66%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66%
William Jefferson 66%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
Tim Johnson 66%
Paul Kanjorski 66%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
Dale Kildee 66%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 66%
Tom Lantos 66%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 66%
Steve LaTourette 66%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 66%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 66%
Michael McNulty 66%
Martin Meehan 66%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 66%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 66%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 66%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 66%
Brad Miller 66%
Alan Mollohan 66%
Dennis Moore 66%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
Jack Murtha 66%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
Jim Oberstar 66%
Dave Obey 66%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 66%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 66%
Mike Ross 66%
Steve Rothman 66%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 66%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 66%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 66%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 66%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
Ike Skelton 66%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 66%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 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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