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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Republican Assembly

2008 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 94%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 93%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 6%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 93%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 79%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 94%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 71%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 88%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 94%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 24%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0%
Samuel Aanestad 88%
Anthony Adams 88%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Juan Arambula 0%
Roy Ashburn 94%
Sam Blakeslee 87%
Anna Caballero 0%
Charles Calderon 12%
Amina Carter 0%
Joe Coto 0%
Dave Cox 76%
Mike Davis 0%
Hector De La Torre 0%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 12%
Robert Dutton 88%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 77%
Mike Eng 0%
Mike Feuer 6%
Dean Florez 0%
Warren Furutani 0%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 75%
Mary Hayashi 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 94%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Fiona Ma 0%
Abel Maldonado 69%
Tony Mendoza 0%
Pedro Nava 0%
Roger Niello 88%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Mary Salas 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
Jim Silva 86%
Cameron Smyth 81%
Jose Solorio 6%
Audra Strickland 82%
Sandré Swanson 0%
Alberto Torrico 0%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 94%
Patricia Wiggins 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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