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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Republican Assembly

2004 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 82%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 16%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 87%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 21%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 8%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 97%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 95%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 82%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 89%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 21%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 3%
Samuel Aanestad 97%
Richard Ackerman 89%
Gregory Aghazarian 84%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Roy Ashburn 89%
James Battin 95%
Patty Berg 0%
Rudy Bermúdez 0%
Russell Bogh 95%
Joseph Canciamilla 45%
Edward Chavez 0%
Rebecca Cohn 3%
Dave Cox 95%
Lynn Daucher 68%
Denise Ducheny 16%
Joseph Dunn 13%
Robert Dutton 95%
Mervyn Dymally 0%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Dean Florez 45%
Dario Frommer 5%
Bonnie Garcia 61%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 87%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 89%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 3%
Shirley Horton 66%
Guy Houston 84%
Richard Keene 95%
Christine Kehoe 5%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
John Laird 0%
Jay La Suer 97%
Robert Leslie 79%
Lloyd Levine 0%
Sally Lieber 0%
Michael Machado 13%
Abel Maldonado 68%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 47%
Bill Maze 97%
Cindy Montañez 0%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 92%
Eugene Mullin 3%
Kevin Murray 0%
Joseph Nation 5%
Fabian Núñez 0%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Deborah Ortiz 5%
Nicole Parra 32%
Don Perata 3%
George Plescia 87%
Charles Poochigian 95%
Keith Stuart Richman 71%
Gloria Romero 0%
Sharon Runner 89%
Simón Salinas 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Nell Soto 8%
Edward Vincent 42%

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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