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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 7
Anthony Adams 20
Elaine Alquist 95
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 83
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 18
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 10
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 93
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 8
Bill Berryhill 44
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 19
Sam Blakeslee 14
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 92
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 89
Anna Caballero 90
Charles Calderon 88
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 88
Amina Carter 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 92
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 9
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 44
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 20
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 99
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 80
Joe Coto 94
Dave Cox 7
Mike Davis 85
Hector De La Torre 97
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 91
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 12
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 90
Robert Dutton 9
Michael Duvall 10
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 93
Mike Feuer 96
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 82
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 88
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 20
Warren Furutani 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 20
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 70
Martin Garrick 18
Danny Gilmore 56
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 22
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 94
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 97
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 28
Tom Harman 9
Mary Hayashi 92
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 99
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Alyson Huber 72
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 11
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 99
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 18
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 98
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 28
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 92
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 91
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 29
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 89
Fiona Ma 96
Abel Maldonado 21
Tony Mendoza 92
Jeff Miller 28
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
Pedro Nava 96
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 28
Roger Niello 13
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39
Jenny Oropeza 94
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 97
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 89
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 94
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 94
Gloria Romero 99
George Runner, Jr. 9
Ira Ruskin 98
Mary Salas 91
Lori Saldaña 98
Jim Silva 17
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100
Cameron Smyth 19
Jose Solorio 87
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 98
Tony Strickland 12
Audra Strickland 14
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 95
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 83
Alberto Torrico 94
Van Tran 15
Mike Villines 11
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 7
Patricia Wiggins 96
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 87
Roderick Wright 90
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 8
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 94
Leland Yee 98

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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