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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Committee Votes Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Denise Ducheny 100
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 100
Fiona Ma 100
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
Pedro Nava 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 99
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 98
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 98
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 98
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 94
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 94
Dean Florez 93
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 93
Jenny Oropeza 91
Charles Calderon 88
Warren Furutani 86
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 83
Amina Carter 80
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 80
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 78
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 67
Bill Berryhill 50
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 50
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 50
Mary Hayashi 50
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 50
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 50
Mary Salas 50
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 33
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 33
Van Tran 33
Michael Duvall 25
Martin Garrick 25
Tom Harman 25
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 14
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 13
Robert Dutton 9
Audra Strickland 8
Abel Maldonado 4
Samuel Aanestad 3
Roy Ashburn 2
Anthony Adams 0
Juan Arambula 0
Sam Blakeslee 0
Dave Cox 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
Bill Emmerson 0
Nathan Fletcher 0
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 0
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 0
George Runner, Jr. 0
Cameron Smyth 0
Jose Solorio 0
Tony Strickland 0
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 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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