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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 10%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 17%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 10%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 15%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 15%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 14%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 15%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 85%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 13%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 95%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 17%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 7%
Sam Blakeslee 15%
Anna Caballero 94%
Charles Calderon 82%
Amina Carter 95%
Joe Coto 95%
Dave Cox 7%
Mike Davis 95%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 15%
Denise Ducheny 60%
Robert Dutton 20%
Michael Duvall 10%
Bill Emmerson 15%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 86%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 15%
Tom Harman 13%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Fiona Ma 95%
Abel Maldonado 29%
Tony Mendoza 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 15%
Jenny Oropeza 93%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 95%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 14%
Ira Ruskin 90%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 95%
Jim Silva 16%
Cameron Smyth 15%
Jose Solorio 85%
Audra Strickland 15%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 95%
Van Tran 16%
Mike Villines 15%
Patricia Wiggins 93%

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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