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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Capitol Weekly

2008 Positions on Liberal Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 19
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 5
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 5
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 91
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 51
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 10
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 97
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 2
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 94
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 94
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 12
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 94
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 97
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 94
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 97
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 12
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 2
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 94
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 97
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 94
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 87
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 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
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

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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