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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
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Bill Maze 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Roger Niello 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
Van Tran 100%
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Richard Ackerman 94%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94%
Sam Blakeslee 94%
Russell Bogh 94%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 94%
Dave Cox 94%
Lynn Daucher 94%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 94%
Charles DeVore 94%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Guy Houston 94%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 94%
Richard Keene 94%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
Jay La Suer 94%
Abel Maldonado 94%
Bob Margett 94%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
George Plescia 94%
Charles Poochigian 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 94%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 94%
Audra Strickland 94%
Mike Villines 94%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 94%
Mark Wyland 94%
James Battin 93%
Robert Leslie 93%
Nicole Parra 93%
Tom Harman 92%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 88%
Shirley Horton 88%
Barbara Matthews 82%
Joseph Canciamilla 65%
Ron Calderon 63%
Edward Chavez 47%
Alberto Torrico 44%
Michael Machado 43%
Dean Florez 38%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 33%
Kevin Murray 33%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 33%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Rebecca Cohn 29%
Dario Frommer 29%
Deborah Ortiz 29%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 29%
Thomas Umberg 29%
Elaine Alquist 27%
Juan Arambula 27%
Debra Bowen 27%
Denise Ducheny 27%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 27%
Richard Alarcón 25%
Martha Escutia 25%
Christine Kehoe 25%
Johan Klehs 25%
Sheila Kuehl 25%
Joseph Nation 25%
Pedro Nava 25%
Don Perata 25%
Gloria Romero 25%
Jack Scott 25%
Edward Vincent 25%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 24%
Rudy Bermúdez 24%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 24%
Joe Coto 24%
Hector De La Torre 24%
Noreen Evans 24%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 24%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 24%
Betty Karnette 24%
John Laird 24%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 24%
Lloyd Levine 24%
Sally Lieber 24%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 24%
Cindy Montañez 24%
Fabian Núñez 24%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 24%
Lori Saldaña 24%
Simón Salinas 24%
Leland Yee 24%
Robert Figueroa 23%
Carole Migden 20%
Nell Soto 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 20%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 19%
Joseph Dunn 19%
Jackie Goldberg 19%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 19%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 19%
Patty Berg 18%
Mervyn Dymally 18%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 18%
Eugene Mullin 18%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Wesley Chesbro 13%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 13%
Jenny Oropeza 13%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 13%

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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