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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Republican Assembly

2007 Positions on Republican Principles

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 95
Richard Ackerman 90
Anthony Adams 80
Gregory Aghazarian 65
Elaine Alquist 0
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100
Juan Arambula 21
Roy Ashburn 95
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
James Battin 100
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 89
Patty Berg 0
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 75
Sam Blakeslee 55
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0
Anna Caballero 0
Charles Calderon 6
Ron Calderon 15
Amina Carter 6
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 85
Ellen Corbett 0
Lou Correa 32
Joe Coto 0
Dave Cox 95
Mike Davis 0
Hector De La Torre 0
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 84
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 21
Robert Dutton 94
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 0
Bill Emmerson 74
Mike Eng 0
Noreen Evans 0
Mike Feuer 0
Dean Florez 21
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 0
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 89
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 95
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 25
Bonnie Garcia 84
Martin Garrick 84
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0
Tom Harman 79
Mary Hayashi 0
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 74
Guy Houston 79
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 90
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 89
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0
Betty Karnette 0
Richard Keene 80
Christine Kehoe 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 0
Sheila Kuehl 5
John Laird 0
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0
Lloyd Levine 0
Sally Lieber 0
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 0
Michael Machado 11
Abel Maldonado 50
Bob Margett 84
Bill Maze 95
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 0
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 0
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 89
Pedro Nava 0
Gloria Negrete McLeod 19
Roger Niello 85
Fabian Núñez 0
Jenny Oropeza 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0
Nicole Parra 35
Don Perata 0
George Plescia 79
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 0
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 0
Gloria Romero 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 95
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 93
Ira Ruskin 0
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jack Scott 0
Jim Silva 95
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 0
Cameron Smyth 85
Jose Solorio 0
Nell Soto 0
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 83
Darrell Steinberg 0
Audra Strickland 80
Sandré Swanson 0
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0
Alberto Torrico 0
Van Tran 84
Mike Villines 84
Edward Vincent 0
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100
Patricia Wiggins 0
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0
Mark Wyland 95
Leland Yee 0

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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