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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 93
Richard Ackerman 100
Anthony Adams 100
Gregory Aghazarian 100
Elaine Alquist 7
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100
Juan Arambula 14
Roy Ashburn 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7
James Battin 93
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 7
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100
Patty Berg 7
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 100
Sam Blakeslee 93
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 7
Anna Caballero 29
Charles Calderon 21
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 36
Amina Carter 7
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 7
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 7
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 57
Joe Coto 7
Dave Cox 100
Mike Davis 7
Hector De La Torre 7
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 7
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 29
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 7
Bill Emmerson 100
Mike Eng 7
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 7
Mike Feuer 7
Dean Florez 14
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 14
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 64
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 21
Tom Harman 100
Mary Hayashi 14
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 7
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 100
Guy Houston 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 7
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 7
Betty Karnette 7
Richard Keene 100
Christine Kehoe 7
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 7
Sheila Kuehl 21
John Laird 7
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 7
Lloyd Levine 7
Sally Lieber 14
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 14
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 7
Fiona Ma 7
Michael Machado 36
Abel Maldonado 93
Bob Margett 93
Bill Maze 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93
Tony Mendoza 7
Carole Migden 7
Eugene Mullin 7
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
Pedro Nava 7
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 29
Roger Niello 100
Fabian Núñez 7
Jenny Oropeza 14
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 7
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 21
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 7
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 14
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 7
Gloria Romero 7
George Runner, Jr. 100
Sharon Runner 93
Ira Ruskin 7
Mary Salas 14
Lori Saldaña 7
Jack Scott 14
Jim Silva 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 21
Cameron Smyth 93
Jose Solorio 14
Nell Soto 7
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 7
Audra Strickland 36
Sandré Swanson 7
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 7
Alberto Torrico 14
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
Edward Vincent 29
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
Patricia Wiggins 14
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 14
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 21

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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