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Ted Gaines

Ted Gaines's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Ted Gaines
Current Office: State Senate - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 01/04/2011
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Insurance Commissioner
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 15%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 11%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 16%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 22%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 100%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 13%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 91
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 27%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 100
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 20
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 18%
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 15%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 19%

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