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

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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