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

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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