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

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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