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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Mary Jo Kilroy 25%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 25%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 0%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 50%
Jim Matheson 25%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Jim McDermott 50%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 75%
Barbara Mikulski 50%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 75%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 25%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Glenn Nye III 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Pedro Pierluisi 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Mark Pryor 50%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 25%
Charlie Rangel 25%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 50%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Laura Richardson 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 0%
Loretta Sanchez 25%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 25%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 25%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 25%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 25%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Gene Taylor 25%
Harry Teague 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 75%
Ed Towns 25%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Henry Waxman 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 25%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 0%

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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