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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

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

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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