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