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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 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 73%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 93%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 93%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 29%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 13%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 25%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 14%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 29%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 13%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 93%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 27%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 13%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 21%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 13%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
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%
Ron Calderon 71%
Amina Carter 27%
Ellen Corbett 14%
Lou Correa 69%
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%
Noreen Evans 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%
Michael Machado 43%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 93%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 15%
Eugene Mullin 13%
Pedro Nava 20%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 43%
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%
Ira Ruskin 13%
Lori Saldaña 13%
Jack Scott 8%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 20%
Darrell Steinberg 8%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 13%
Alberto Torrico 13%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 0%
Patricia Wiggins 14%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 43%

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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