Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 15%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 100%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 15%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 38%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 23%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 15%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 23%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 100%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 31%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 15%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 38%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 15%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 100%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 15%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 92%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 15%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 100%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 46%
CA State Assembly-62 Steven Bradford D 8%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 46%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 15%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 15%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 15%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 100%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 69%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 23%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 15%
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 15%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 23%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 8%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 15%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 15%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 100%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 15%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 15%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 100%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 23%
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 100%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 23%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 31%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 15%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 15%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 23%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 100%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 23%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 23%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 77%
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 38%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 100%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 100%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 100%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 23%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 15%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 100%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 23%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 31%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 15%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 23%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 100%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 38%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 23%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 31%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 92%
Elaine Alquist 15%
Juan Arambula 23%
Roy Ashburn 92%
Bill Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 38%
Charles Calderon 46%
Amina Carter 23%
Joe Coto 31%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 38%
Hector De La Torre 23%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 23%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 38%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 15%
Mike Feuer 15%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
Dean Florez 15%
Warren Furutani 23%
Martin Garrick 100%
Danny Gilmore 92%
Tom Harman 85%
Mary Hayashi 23%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Alyson Huber 77%
Christine Kehoe 15%
Fiona Ma 23%
Abel Maldonado 85%
Tony Mendoza 31%
Jeff Miller 100%
Pedro Nava 15%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 8%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 31%
Gloria Romero 31%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 15%
Mary Salas 15%
Lori Saldaña 15%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 54%
Tony Strickland 92%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 23%
Alberto Torrico 23%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 15%

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