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Ted W. Lieu's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2013 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 58%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 42%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 71%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 87%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 27%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 89%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 88%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 11%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 88%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 13%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 79%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 14
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 22
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 80
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 90%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 24%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 10
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 22
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 90
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 85
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 89%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 87%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 99%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 98%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 18%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 23%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 86%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 98%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 88%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 92%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 93%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 86%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 81
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 93
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 86
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 97
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 98
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 98
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 93
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100

Environment

2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions %
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 87%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 69%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 83%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Environment California - Positions 92%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 67%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 95
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 90%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 92
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 82
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 99%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 98%
2013 Equality California - Positions 86%
2012 Equality California - Positions 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98
2011 Equality California - Positions 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 98%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 86%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 92%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 88%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 93%
2010 Equality California - Positions 100%
2009 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100%
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 93
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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