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

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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