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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 14%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Gregory Aghazarian 7%
Richard Alarcón 93%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 76%
Roy Ashburn 7%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
James Battin 11%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 3%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Sam Blakeslee 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 76%
Edward Chavez 93%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 11%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 3%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 11%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 7%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Dean Florez 86%
Dario Frommer 97%
Bonnie Garcia 10%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 3%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
Jerome Horton 96%
Shirley Horton 11%
Guy Houston 3%
Betty Karnette 96%
Richard Keene 3%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 4%
Robert Leslie 4%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 61%
Abel Maldonado 18%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 69%
Bill Maze 4%
Carole Migden 96%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 3%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 71%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 4%
Joseph Nation 96%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 7%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 69%
Don Perata 86%
George Plescia 7%
Charles Poochigian 11%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 96%
George Runner, Jr. 11%
Sharon Runner 7%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 3%
Alberto Torrico 96%
Van Tran 10%
Thomas Umberg 93%
Mike Villines 3%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 85%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 14%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 7%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 3%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7%

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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