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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 73%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 43%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 29%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 93%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 71%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 93%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 14%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 29%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 13%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 93%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 27%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 21%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Anthony Adams 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Elaine Alquist 14%
Juan Arambula 27%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 13%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 29%
Charles Calderon 38%
Amina Carter 27%
Joe Coto 13%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 13%
Hector De La Torre 13%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 50%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Mervyn Dymally 20%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 13%
Mike Feuer 13%
Dean Florez 14%
Warren Furutani 13%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Betty Karnette 13%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 8%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
John Laird 13%
Lloyd Levine 13%
Sally Lieber 13%
Fiona Ma 13%
Michael Machado 43%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 93%
Bill Maze 100%
Tony Mendoza 13%
Carole Migden 15%
Eugene Mullin 13%
Pedro Nava 20%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 21%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Nicole Parra 67%
Don Perata 14%
George Plescia 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 27%
Gloria Romero 21%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
Ira Ruskin 13%
Mary Salas 13%
Lori Saldaña 13%
Jack Scott 8%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 20%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 13%
Alberto Torrico 13%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 0%
Patricia Wiggins 14%

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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