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