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