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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Capitol Resource Institute

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Anthony Adams 82%
Elaine Alquist 0%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
Juan Arambula 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 6%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 94%
Sam Blakeslee 82%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 6%
Anna Caballero 6%
Charles Calderon 29%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 0%
Amina Carter 12%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 94%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 33%
Joe Coto 12%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 18%
Hector De La Torre 6%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 87%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 12%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 13%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 82%
Mike Eng 6%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 6%
Mike Feuer 6%
Dean Florez 33%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 94%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 94%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 41%
Martin Garrick 94%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 12%
Tom Harman 93%
Mary Hayashi 6%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 6%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 6%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 94%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 6%
Christine Kehoe 0%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
Fiona Ma 6%
Abel Maldonado 80%
Tony Mendoza 6%
Pedro Nava 6%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 7%
Roger Niello 88%
Jenny Oropeza 13%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 6%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 12%
Gloria Romero 0%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 6%
Mary Salas 6%
Lori Saldaña 6%
Jim Silva 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 13%
Cameron Smyth 94%
Jose Solorio 12%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 13%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 12%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0%
Alberto Torrico 12%
Van Tran 94%
Mike Villines 100%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 93%
Leland Yee 7%

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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