Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 20%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 7%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 80%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 10%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 95%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 80%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 93%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 17%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 10%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 87%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 95%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 95%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 15%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 80%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 67%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 15%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 14%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 15%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 93%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 85%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 13%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 95%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 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%
Leland Yee 100%

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