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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Economic Policy Score

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

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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