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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Deirdre Alpert 27%
Elaine Alquist 25%
Dion Aroner 13%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 94%
Debra Bowen 31%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 93%
John Burton 20%
Bill Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
James Cunneen 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
Denise Ducheny 25%
Martha Escutia 19%
Liz Figueroa 19%
Richard Floyd 13%
Peter Frusetta 75%
Martin Gallegos 19%
Brett Granlund 100%
Sally Havice 19%
Tom Hayden 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 93%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 19%
George House, Jr. 100%
Teresa Hughes 20%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 93%
Patrick Johnston 20%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
Betty Karnette 20%
Fred Keeley 13%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 19%
Sheila Kuehl 19%
Lynne Leach 100%
Ted Lempert 25%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 91%
Michael Machado 77%
Bob Margett 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 31%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 93%
Carole Migden 19%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 88%
Richard Mountjoy 93%
Kevin Murray 25%
Jack O'Connell 20%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 31%
Rod Pacheco 100%
Louis Papan 44%
Steve Peace 40%
Don Perata 20%
Richard Polanco 20%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 27%
Jack Scott 25%
Kevin Shelley 19%
Byron Sher 20%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 20%
Virginia Strom-Martin 19%
Bruce Thompson 94%
Helen Thomson 25%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 19%
John Vasconcellos 13%
Antonio Villaraigosa 19%
Edward Vincent 25%
Carl Washington 19%
Howard Wayne 25%
Scott Wildman 19%
Cathie Wright 87%
Roderick Wright 36%

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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