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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 6%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Dion Aroner 94%
Roy Ashburn 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 94%
Steve Charles Baldwin 6%
James Battin 6%
Scott Baugh 6%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 94%
Marilyn Brewer 7%
James Brulte 4%
John Burton 100%
Bill Campbell 6%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 76%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 64%
James Cunneen 29%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Richard Floyd 82%
Peter Frusetta 29%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Brett Granlund 13%
Sally Havice 94%
Tom Hayden 100%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
George House, Jr. 12%
Teresa Hughes 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 12%
Ross Johnson 4%
Patrick Johnston 96%
Howard Kaloogian 6%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 8%
William Knight 0%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 18%
Ted Lempert 94%
Bill Leonard 6%
Robert Leslie 5%
John Lewis 0%
Michael Machado 67%
Bob Margett 12%
Kerry Mazzoni 88%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 28%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 4%
William Phillip Morrow 13%
Richard Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 88%
Jack O'Connell 96%
Keith Olberg 6%
Thomas Oller 6%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Rod Pacheco 6%
Louis Papan 71%
Steve Peace 80%
Don Perata 94%
Richard Polanco 96%
Charles Poochigian 6%
Richard Keith Rainey 8%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
Jack Scott 82%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 94%
Bruce Thompson 0%
Helen Thomson 88%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
John Vasconcellos 92%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 88%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 94%
Scott Wildman 94%
Cathie Wright 12%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 73%

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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