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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 4%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 4%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 80%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 8%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 4%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 69%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 12%
Richard Ackerman 4%
Gregory Aghazarian 4%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 15%
James Battin 4%
Patty Berg 96%
Rudy Bermúdez 84%
Russell Bogh 4%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 12%
Denise Ducheny 73%
Joseph Dunn 96%
Robert Dutton 4%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 73%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 12%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 4%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4%
Dennis Hollingsworth 4%
Jerome Horton 88%
Shirley Horton 12%
Guy Houston 8%
Richard Keene 4%
Christine Kehoe 96%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 8%
Robert Leslie 4%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 58%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 60%
Bill Maze 4%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 4%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 85%
Joseph Nation 74%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Nicole Parra 60%
Don Perata 85%
George Plescia 8%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Keith Stuart Richman 20%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 4%
Simón Salinas 96%
Jack Scott 81%
Nell Soto 92%
Edward Vincent 73%

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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