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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Juan Arambula 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
Amina Carter 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Mike Feuer 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
Fiona Ma 100
Tony Mendoza 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
Nicole Parra 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jose Solorio 100
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Hector De La Torre 98
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 96
Charles Calderon 96
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 96
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 96
Elaine Alquist 95
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 95
Christine Kehoe 95
Carole Migden 95
Jenny Oropeza 95
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 95
Jack Scott 95
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 95
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 93
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 93
Denise Ducheny 93
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 93
Gloria Romero 93
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 93
Leland Yee 93
Mary Salas 91
Sheila Kuehl 90
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90
Don Perata 90
Patricia Wiggins 90
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 88
Michael Machado 83
Edward Vincent 81
Dean Florez 79
Nell Soto 78
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 76
Abel Maldonado 57
Audra Strickland 41
James Battin 33
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 33
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 30
Bonnie Garcia 30
Sharon Runner 30
Van Tran 30
Roy Ashburn 29
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 28
Shirley Horton 28
Anthony Adams 26
Gregory Aghazarian 26
Bill Emmerson 26
Richard Keene 26
Bill Maze 26
George Plescia 26
Cameron Smyth 26
Samuel Aanestad 24
Michael Duvall 24
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 24
Mike Villines 24
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 24
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 22
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 22
Sam Blakeslee 22
Charles DeVore 22
Guy Houston 22
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 22
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 22
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 22
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 22
Roger Niello 22
Jim Silva 22
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 22
Robert Dutton 21
Martin Garrick 20
Bob Margett 19
George Runner, Jr. 19
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 17
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17
Richard Ackerman 14
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 14
Dave Cox 14
Dennis Hollingsworth 14
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 13
Tom Harman 12

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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