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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
Juan Arambula 21
Roy Ashburn 95
James Battin 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 89
Patty Berg 0
Sam Blakeslee 55
Anna Caballero 0
Charles Calderon 6
Amina Carter 6
Joe Coto 0
Dave Cox 95
Mike Davis 0
Hector De La Torre 0
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 21
Robert Dutton 94
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 0
Bill Emmerson 74
Mike Eng 0
Mike Feuer 0
Dean Florez 21
Bonnie Garcia 84
Martin Garrick 84
Tom Harman 79
Mary Hayashi 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 74
Guy Houston 79
Betty Karnette 0
Richard Keene 80
Christine Kehoe 0
Sheila Kuehl 5
John Laird 0
Lloyd Levine 0
Sally Lieber 0
Fiona Ma 0
Michael Machado 11
Abel Maldonado 50
Bob Margett 84
Bill Maze 95
Tony Mendoza 0
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 0
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 89
Pedro Nava 0
Roger Niello 85
Fabian Núñez 0
Jenny Oropeza 0
Nicole Parra 35
Don Perata 0
George Plescia 79
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0
Gloria Romero 0
George Runner, Jr. 95
Sharon Runner 93
Ira Ruskin 0
Mary Salas 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jack Scott 0
Jim Silva 95
Cameron Smyth 85
Jose Solorio 0
Nell Soto 0
Audra Strickland 80
Sandré Swanson 0
Alberto Torrico 0
Van Tran 84
Mike Villines 84
Edward Vincent 0
Patricia Wiggins 0
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 15
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 32
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 0
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 0
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 25
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 0
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 19
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 0
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 75
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 85
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 84
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 89
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 95
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 90
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 89
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 83
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 95

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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