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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
John Campbell III 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Richard Keene 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Tom Harman 93%
Shirley Horton 93%
Keith Stuart Richman 93%
Abel Maldonado 80%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 71%
Barbara Matthews 64%
Michael Machado 59%
Joseph Canciamilla 53%
Nicole Parra 53%
Joseph Nation 47%
Denise Ducheny 41%
Dean Florez 41%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 40%
Leland Yee 40%
Ron Calderon 36%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 33%
Debra Bowen 29%
Kevin Murray 29%
Don Perata 29%
Rebecca Cohn 27%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 27%
Simón Salinas 27%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 27%
Jack Scott 25%
Wesley Chesbro 24%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 24%
Edward Vincent 22%
Jenny Oropeza 21%
Rudy Bermúdez 20%
Edward Chavez 20%
Dario Frommer 20%
Christine Kehoe 20%
Lloyd Levine 20%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
Patty Berg 13%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
Mervyn Dymally 13%
John Laird 13%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
Sally Lieber 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
Cindy Montañez 13%
Eugene Mullin 13%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 13%
Fabian Núñez 13%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 13%
Richard Alarcón 12%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 12%
Joseph Dunn 12%
Liz Figueroa 12%
Sheila Kuehl 12%
Deborah Ortiz 12%
Gloria Romero 12%
Nell Soto 12%
Jackie Goldberg 7%
Martha Escutia 6%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 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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