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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 60%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 30%
Pat Bates 40%
James Battin 50%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 90%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 90%
Dave Cox 30%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 90%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 70%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Robert Leslie 10%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 70%
Abel Maldonado 80%
Bob Margett 40%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 60%
William Phillip Morrow 10%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Kevin Murray 50%
George Nakano 80%
Thomas Oller 30%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 60%
Don Perata 90%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Gloria Romero 90%
Jack Scott 90%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 50%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 90%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 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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