Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2009 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 50%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 75%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MP U.S. House - Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 25%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 75%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 50%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 25%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 50%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 25%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 75%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 25%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 75%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 25%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 50%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 75%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 25%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MP U.S. House - Delegate Kilili Sablan D 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 25%
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