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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2002 Positions

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

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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