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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Richard Ackerman 94%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 25%
Elaine Alquist 27%
Juan Arambula 27%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 24%
James Battin 93%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94%
Patty Berg 18%
Rudy Bermúdez 24%
Sam Blakeslee 94%
Russell Bogh 94%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 27%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 63%
Joseph Canciamilla 65%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 19%
Edward Chavez 47%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 24%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 94%
Rebecca Cohn 29%
Joe Coto 24%
Dave Cox 94%
Lynn Daucher 94%
Hector De La Torre 24%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 94%
Charles DeVore 94%
Denise Ducheny 27%
Joseph Dunn 19%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 18%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Martha Escutia 25%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 24%
Robert Figueroa 23%
Dean Florez 38%
Dario Frommer 29%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Jackie Goldberg 19%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 18%
Tom Harman 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Dennis Hollingsworth 88%
Jerome Horton 24%
Shirley Horton 88%
Guy Houston 94%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 94%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 24%
Betty Karnette 24%
Richard Keene 94%
Christine Kehoe 25%
Johan Klehs 25%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 13%
Sheila Kuehl 25%
John Laird 24%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
Jay La Suer 94%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 24%
Robert Leslie 93%
Lloyd Levine 24%
Sally Lieber 24%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 24%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 27%
Michael Machado 43%
Abel Maldonado 94%
Bob Margett 94%
Barbara Matthews 82%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
Carole Migden 20%
Cindy Montañez 24%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 18%
Kevin Murray 33%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Joseph Nation 25%
Pedro Nava 25%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 33%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 24%
Jenny Oropeza 13%
Deborah Ortiz 29%
Nicole Parra 93%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 24%
Don Perata 25%
George Plescia 94%
Charles Poochigian 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 94%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 19%
Gloria Romero 25%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 94%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Lori Saldaña 24%
Simón Salinas 24%
Jack Scott 25%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 29%
Nell Soto 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
Audra Strickland 94%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 20%
Alberto Torrico 44%
Van Tran 100%
Thomas Umberg 29%
Mike Villines 94%
Edward Vincent 25%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 94%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 31%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 94%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 24%

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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