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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 9%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 97%
Deirdre Alpert 91%
Elaine Alquist 97%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 3%
James Battin 6%
Russell Bogh 9%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 85%
Mike Briggs 17%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 3%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 6%
Joseph Canciamilla 94%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 97%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 10%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 61%
Dave Cox 9%
Lynn Daucher 6%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 6%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 94%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 84%
Dario Frommer 97%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 6%
Sally Havice 88%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 84%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 3%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 94%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 15%
William Knight 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 9%
Lynne Leach 6%
Bill Leonard 16%
Robert Leslie 12%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 91%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 69%
Ken Maddox 30%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Bob Margett 6%
Barbara Matthews 85%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 15%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 9%
Kevin Murray 94%
George Nakano 97%
Joseph Nation 94%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Jack O'Connell 97%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 9%
Rod Pacheco 3%
Louis Papan 82%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 91%
Steve Peace 61%
Don Perata 87%
Anthony Pescetti 27%
Richard Polanco 87%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 97%
Keith Stuart Richman 9%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
Simón Salinas 97%
Jack Scott 88%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 97%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 97%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 9%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 97%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 82%
Edward Vincent 97%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 94%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 97%
Roderick Wright 94%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 3%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 7%

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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