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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
William Knight 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Tom Harman 94%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 94%
Thomas Oller 94%
Robert Pacheco 94%
James Battin 93%
Jay La Suer 93%
Robert Leslie 93%
Abel Maldonado 93%
Mark Wyland 93%
Ken Maddox 92%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 88%
Tony Strickland 88%
Bob Margett 86%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 85%
Russell Bogh 83%
Dave Cox 82%
Barbara Matthews 33%
Joseph Canciamilla 27%
Dean Florez 21%
Michael Machado 20%
Deirdre Alpert 13%
Kevin Murray 13%
Edward Vincent 13%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 12%
George Nakano 9%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 8%
Lou Correa 8%
John Anthony Dutra 8%
Jack Scott 8%
Edward Chavez 7%
Rebecca Cohn 7%
Manny Diaz 7%
Martha Escutia 7%
Dario Frommer 7%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 7%
Jenny Oropeza 7%
Don Perata 7%
Sarah Reyes 7%
Byron Sher 7%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 7%
Richard Alarcón 6%
Debra Bowen 6%
John Burton 6%
Wesley Chesbro 6%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 6%
Ellen Corbett 6%
Joseph Dunn 6%
Liz Figueroa 6%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 6%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 6%
Betty Karnette 6%
Christine Kehoe 6%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 6%
Sheila Kuehl 6%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 6%
John Longville 6%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 6%
Deborah Ortiz 6%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 6%
Gloria Romero 6%
Simón Salinas 6%
Nell Soto 6%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6%
Darrell Steinberg 6%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 6%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 6%
John Vasconcellos 6%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 6%
Patricia Wiggins 6%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Joseph Nation 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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