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