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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Debra Bowen 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dario Frommer 100
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
Cindy Montañez 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
Leland Yee 100
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 98
Wesley Chesbro 98
Rebecca Cohn 98
Denise Ducheny 98
Joseph Dunn 98
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 98
Betty Karnette 98
Sheila Kuehl 98
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 98
Carole Migden 98
Gloria Negrete McLeod 98
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 98
Simón Salinas 98
Jack Scott 98
Nell Soto 98
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 98
Joe Coto 96
Johan Klehs 96
Fabian Núñez 96
Alberto Torrico 96
Richard Alarcón 95
Martha Escutia 95
Christine Kehoe 95
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 95
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
Kevin Murray 95
Pedro Nava 95
Jenny Oropeza 95
Don Perata 95
Gloria Romero 95
Eugene Mullin 93
Joseph Nation 93
Deborah Ortiz 93
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 93
Ron Calderon 91
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 91
Dean Florez 91
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 91
Juan Arambula 89
Thomas Umberg 89
Michael Machado 84
Joseph Canciamilla 80
Barbara Matthews 80
Nicole Parra 80
Lynn Daucher 39
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 36
Shirley Horton 36
Abel Maldonado 36
Bonnie Garcia 30
Sam Blakeslee 21
Bob Margett 18
Keith Stuart Richman 18
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 18
Tom Harman 17
Charles Poochigian 14
Robert Dutton 11
Jay La Suer 11
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11
Audra Strickland 11
Van Tran 11
James Battin 9
Dave Cox 9
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9
William Phillip Morrow 9
Richard Ackerman 7
Roy Ashburn 7
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 7
Bill Emmerson 7
Bill Maze 7
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 7
Mike Villines 7
Mark Wyland 7
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 5
Robert Leslie 5
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 5
Gregory Aghazarian 4
Russell Bogh 4
Charles DeVore 4
Guy Houston 4
Richard Keene 4
Roger Niello 4
George Plescia 4
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 4
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 4
Samuel Aanestad 2
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0

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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