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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Guy Houston 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Roger Niello 100%
George Plescia 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
Mike Villines 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
Richard Ackerman 93%
Roy Ashburn 93%
James Battin 93%
John Campbell III 93%
Dave Cox 93%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 93%
Abel Maldonado 93%
William Phillip Morrow 93%
Charles Poochigian 93%
Russell Bogh 92%
Lynn Daucher 92%
Bill Emmerson 92%
Bonnie Garcia 92%
Richard Keene 92%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 92%
Audra Strickland 92%
Van Tran 92%
Tom Harman 91%
Jay La Suer 91%
Samuel Aanestad 87%
Bob Margett 86%
Shirley Horton 82%
Barbara Matthews 67%
Denise Ducheny 60%
Michael Machado 60%
Juan Arambula 58%
Nicole Parra 58%
Ron Calderon 50%
Joseph Canciamilla 50%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 42%
Edward Chavez 42%
Kevin Murray 42%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 42%
Dean Florez 40%
Rebecca Cohn 33%
Joe Coto 33%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 33%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 33%
Jenny Oropeza 33%
Alberto Torrico 33%
Thomas Umberg 33%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 27%
Liz Figueroa 27%
Jack Scott 27%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 27%
Dario Frommer 25%
Betty Karnette 25%
Lloyd Levine 25%
Joseph Nation 25%
Pedro Nava 25%
Ira Ruskin 25%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 25%
Leland Yee 25%
Debra Bowen 20%
Deborah Ortiz 20%
Don Perata 20%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 20%
Simón Salinas 18%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
Patty Berg 17%
Rudy Bermúdez 17%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
Hector De La Torre 17%
Mervyn Dymally 17%
Jackie Goldberg 17%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 17%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 17%
Johan Klehs 17%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 17%
John Laird 17%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 17%
Sally Lieber 17%
Cindy Montañez 17%
Eugene Mullin 17%
Fabian Núñez 17%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 17%
Lori Saldaña 17%
Edward Vincent 17%
Richard Alarcón 13%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Wesley Chesbro 13%
Joseph Dunn 13%
Christine Kehoe 13%
Sheila Kuehl 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
Carole Migden 13%
Nell Soto 13%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 13%
Noreen Evans 9%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 9%
Martha Escutia 7%
Gloria Romero 7%

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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