Rating Group: Capitol Weekly

2008 Positions on Liberal Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 5
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 19
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 5
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 87
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 5
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 91
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 51
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 10
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 97
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 2
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 94
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 94
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 12
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 94
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 97
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 97
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 12
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 2
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 94
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 97
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 94
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 87
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 7
OR Council Member-At-Large Kevin Jeffries 0
Samuel Aanestad 10
Richard Ackerman 2
Anthony Adams 7
Gregory Aghazarian 19
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 59
Roy Ashburn 12
James Battin 0
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 2
Anna Caballero 97
Charles Calderon 60
Ron Calderon 67
Amina Carter 82
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 47
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 5
Mike Davis 97
Hector De La Torre 91
Charles DeVore 7
Denise Ducheny 73
Robert Dutton 7
Michael Duvall 4
Mervyn Dymally 94
Bill Emmerson 19
Mike Eng 97
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 95
Dean Florez 72
Bonnie Garcia 13
Martin Garrick 2
Tom Harman 5
Mary Hayashi 97
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 22
Guy Houston 13
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 2
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 95
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 97
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 20
Bob Margett 5
Bill Maze 0
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 94
Gloria Negrete McLeod 78
Roger Niello 5
Fabian Núñez 94
Jenny Oropeza 89
Nicole Parra 52
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 15
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 91
Gloria Romero 97
Ira Ruskin 97
Mary Salas 94
Lori Saldaña 97
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 0
Cameron Smyth 10
Jose Solorio 92
Darrell Steinberg 100
Audra Strickland 16
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 87
Van Tran 5
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100
Patricia Wiggins 97
Mark Wyland 0
Leland Yee 85

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