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Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 57%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
J. Gresham Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 71%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 43%
Joe Biden, Jr. 25%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Tim Bishop 43%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 29%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Barbara Boxer 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 43%
Corrine Brown 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
Sam Brownback 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 14%
Chris Cannon 17%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 14%
Lois Capps 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
Julia Carson 43%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 29%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 57%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 43%
Howard Coble 14%
Thad Cochran 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
John Conyers, Jr. 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 25%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
Barbara Cubin 29%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
Artur Davis 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 57%
Bill Delahunt 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 57%
John Dingell 57%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 43%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 43%
Philip English 14%
John Ensign 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 14%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 57%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 43%
Mark Foley 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 57%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 57%
Trent Franks 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 43%
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 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 43%
Katherine Harris 14%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 29%

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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