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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2006 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Joe Coto 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 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
Cindy Montañez 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Thomas Umberg 100
Edward Vincent 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
Patty Berg 96
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96
Rebecca Cohn 96
Joseph Dunn 96
Martha Escutia 96
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 96
Jerome Horton 96
Johan Klehs 96
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 96
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 96
Jenny Oropeza 96
Ira Ruskin 96
Jack Scott 96
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 96
Alberto Torrico 96
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 96
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 93
Denise Ducheny 93
Dean Florez 93
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93
Kevin Murray 93
Nell Soto 93
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 93
Juan Arambula 92
Charles Calderon 92
Dario Frommer 92
Eugene Mullin 92
Joseph Nation 92
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92
Deborah Ortiz 89
Don Perata 89
Edward Chavez 88
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 88
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 85
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 85
Carole Migden 85
Liz Figueroa 81
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 80
Nicole Parra 69
Michael Machado 67
Barbara Matthews 65
Joseph Canciamilla 64
Roy Ashburn 15
Lynn Daucher 15
Bonnie Garcia 15
Tom Harman 13
Shirley Horton 12
Abel Maldonado 12
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
Charles Poochigian 11
Gregory Aghazarian 8
Sam Blakeslee 8
Roger Niello 8
George Plescia 8
Sharon Runner 8
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 8
Dave Cox 7
Robert Dutton 7
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 7
Samuel Aanestad 4
Richard Ackerman 4
James Battin 4
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 4
Russell Bogh 4
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 4
Charles DeVore 4
Bill Emmerson 4
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Guy Houston 4
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 4
Richard Keene 4
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 4
Jay La Suer 4
Bob Margett 4
Bill Maze 4
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 4
Keith Stuart Richman 4
George Runner, Jr. 4
Audra Strickland 4
Van Tran 4
Mike Villines 4
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 4
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 4
Jane Harman 0
Robert Leslie 0
William Phillip Morrow 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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