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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Committee Votes Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0
Anthony Adams 0
Elaine Alquist 100
Tom Ammiano 100
Juan Arambula 0
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Bill Berryhill 50
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Joan Buchanan 100
Anna Caballero 100
Ron Calderon 50
Amina Carter 50
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
Wesley Chesbro 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 20
Connie Conway 33
Ellen Corbett 67
Lou Correa 67
Dave Cox 0
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Denise Ducheny 100
Michael Duvall 0
Bill Emmerson 0
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Nathan Fletcher 0
Dean Florez 80
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100
Warren Furutani 86
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0
Martin Garrick 0
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 50
Tom Harman 25
Mary Hayashi 0
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 67
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 33
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
Dan Logue 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Bonnie Lowenthal 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Brian Nestande 0
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 50
Jenny Oropeza 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 50
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
John Pérez 100
Manuel Pérez 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 50
Nancy Skinner 100
Jose Solorio 0
Tony Strickland 0
Audra Strickland 50
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 50
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Mark Wyland 22
Leland Yee 100

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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