Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 9
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 36
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 91
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 5
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 98
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 98
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 98
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 98
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 98
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 91
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 7
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 4
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 7
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 91
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 95
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 5
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 98
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 93
Samuel Aanestad 2
Richard Ackerman 7
Gregory Aghazarian 4
Richard Alarcón 95
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 89
Roy Ashburn 7
James Battin 9
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 21
Russell Bogh 4
Joseph Canciamilla 80
Edward Chavez 100
Rebecca Cohn 98
Joe Coto 96
Dave Cox 9
Lynn Daucher 39
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 4
Denise Ducheny 98
Joseph Dunn 98
Robert Dutton 11
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 7
Martha Escutia 95
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 91
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 30
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 17
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Jerome Horton 98
Shirley Horton 36
Guy Houston 4
Betty Karnette 98
Richard Keene 4
Christine Kehoe 95
Johan Klehs 96
Sheila Kuehl 98
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 11
Robert Leslie 5
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 84
Abel Maldonado 36
Bob Margett 18
Barbara Matthews 80
Bill Maze 7
Carole Migden 98
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 9
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 7
Eugene Mullin 93
Kevin Murray 95
Joseph Nation 93
Pedro Nava 95
Roger Niello 4
Fabian Núñez 96
Jenny Oropeza 95
Deborah Ortiz 93
Nicole Parra 80
Don Perata 95
George Plescia 4
Charles Poochigian 14
Keith Stuart Richman 18
Gloria Romero 95
George Runner, Jr. 18
Sharon Runner 4
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 98
Jack Scott 98
Nell Soto 98
Audra Strickland 11
Alberto Torrico 96
Van Tran 11
Thomas Umberg 89
Mike Villines 7
Edward Vincent 100

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