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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 4%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 4%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Deirdre Alpert 96%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 4%
James Battin 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
Patty Berg 93%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
James Brulte 4%
John Burton 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96%
Edward Chavez 96%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Rebecca Cohn 89%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 89%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 7%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 89%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 83%
Dario Frommer 93%
Bonnie Garcia 4%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 93%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 86%
Shirley Horton 7%
Guy Houston 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 96%
Ross Johnson 5%
Betty Karnette 92%
Richard Keene 4%
Christine Kehoe 96%
William Knight 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 96%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 96%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 79%
John Longville 93%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 71%
Ken Maddox 15%
Abel Maldonado 11%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 54%
Bill Maze 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 4%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
George Nakano 89%
Joseph Nation 96%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 82%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Robert Pacheco 4%
Nicole Parra 82%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 96%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 4%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 82%
Keith Stuart Richman 4%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 96%
Steve Samuelian 4%
Jack Scott 58%
Byron Sher 96%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 7%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 4%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 81%
Edward Vincent 84%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 96%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 82%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 93%

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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