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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Kingston 6%
Mark Kirk 22%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 81%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 6%
John LaFalce 61%
Ray LaHood 22%
Nicholas Lampson 72%
Mary Landrieu 81%
Tom Lantos 78%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 17%
James Leach 28%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 81%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 56%
Trent Lott, Sr. 19%
Ken Lucas 17%
Dick Lugar 19%
William Luther 56%
James Maloney 72%
Don Manzullo 11%
Frank Mascara 67%
Jim Matheson 61%
Robert Matsui 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 72%
Karen McCarthy 72%
James McCrery III 6%
Jim McDermott 72%
John McHugh 22%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 6%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
Carrie Meek 72%
John Mica 6%
Barbara Mikulski 88%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Dan Miller 6%
Gary Miller 6%
George Miller 78%
Jeff Miller 10%
Zell Bryan Miller 38%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jim Moran, Jr. 61%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 19%
Jack Murtha 72%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 69%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 6%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 78%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 22%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 39%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 11%
Tom Petri 17%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 61%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Joe Pitts 6%
Todd Platts 6%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Deborah Pryce 22%
Adam Putnam 17%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 6%
Nick Rahall II 78%
James Ramstad 6%
Charlie Rangel 89%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Harry Reid 88%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Bob Riley 11%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Jay Rockefeller IV 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
Timothy Roemer 67%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 78%
Marge Roukema 17%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Loretta Sanchez 89%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%
Rick Santorum 13%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
Thomas Sawyer 89%
Jim Saxton 17%
Robert Schaffer 11%
Edward Schrock 11%
John Shadegg 6%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 22%
Christopher Shays 17%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Ronnie Shows 39%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 22%
Joseph Skeen 11%
Ike Skelton 61%
Gordon Smith 50%
Nick Smith 17%
Bob Smith 19%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 67%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 83%
Mark Souder 28%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Charles Stenholm 61%
Ted Stevens 13%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 78%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 6%
John Sweeney 22%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 72%
William Tauzin II 11%
Charles Taylor 6%
Gene Taylor 33%
Lee Terry 11%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 22%
Fred Thompson 19%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 19%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 83%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
James Turner 67%
Mark Udall 72%
David Vitter 6%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 28%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 31%
Wesley Watkins 11%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 94%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 11%
Henry Waxman 67%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 17%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Robert Wexler 72%
Ed Whitfield 17%
Heather Wilson 17%
Frank Wolf 11%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 56%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 11%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 78%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%

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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