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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 0%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 0%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Mike Eng 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
Martin Garrick 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Tony Mendoza 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Roger Niello 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 20%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 80%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Jose Solorio 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Audra Strickland 0%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%

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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