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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Republican Assembly

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 89%
Gregory Aghazarian 94%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Juan Arambula 22%
Roy Ashburn 89%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 11%
James Battin 83%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 89%
Patty Berg 0%
Rudy Bermúdez 0%
Sam Blakeslee 83%
Russell Bogh 89%
Debra Bowen 6%
Ron Calderon 6%
Joseph Canciamilla 6%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0%
Edward Chavez 0%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 89%
Rebecca Cohn 0%
Joe Coto 0%
Dave Cox 94%
Lynn Daucher 72%
Hector De La Torre 6%
Charles DeVore 94%
Denise Ducheny 11%
Joseph Dunn 6%
Robert Dutton 94%
Mervyn Dymally 0%
Bill Emmerson 78%
Martha Escutia 0%
Noreen Evans 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Dean Florez 22%
Dario Frommer 0%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 89%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 94%
Shirley Horton 56%
Guy Houston 89%
Betty Karnette 0%
Richard Keene 94%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Johan Klehs 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
John Laird 0%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 83%
Lloyd Levine 0%
Sally Lieber 0%
Michael Machado 6%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Bob Margett 94%
Barbara Matthews 17%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 0%
Cindy Montañez 0%
William Phillip Morrow 83%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 94%
Eugene Mullin 0%
Kevin Murray 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 94%
Joseph Nation 0%
Pedro Nava 0%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 11%
Roger Niello 94%
Fabian Núñez 0%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Nicole Parra 22%
Don Perata 0%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 83%
Keith Stuart Richman 72%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
Simón Salinas 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Nell Soto 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 89%
Audra Strickland 100%
Alberto Torrico 0%
Van Tran 89%
Thomas Umberg 17%
Mike Villines 94%
Edward Vincent 0%
Mark Wyland 94%
Leland Yee 6%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 6%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 61%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 72%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 94%

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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