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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 6 Beth Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 12 Kristin Olsen Republican 86%
CA State Assembly 14 Susan Bonilla Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 24 Richard Gordon Democratic 4%
CA State Assembly 27 Nora Campos Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 30 Luis Alejo Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 31 Henry Perea Democratic 18%
CA State Assembly 34 Shannon Grove Republican 91%
CA State Assembly 35 Katcho Achadjian Republican 91%
CA State Assembly 37 Das Williams Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 68 Don Wagner Republican 91%
CA State Assembly 71 Brian Jones Republican 96%
CA State Assembly 78 Toni Atkins Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 83%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 95%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 16%
CA State Senate 6 Richard Pan Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 90%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 12 Anthony Cannella Republican 85%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 4%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 91%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 4%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 84%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 9%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 91%
CA State Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 33 Ricardo Lara Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 86%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 5%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 95%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 0%
Michael Allen 4%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Tom Ammiano 4%
Bill Berryhill 91%
Sam Blakeslee 82%
Steven Bradford 0%
Joan Buchanan 0%
Betsy Butler 0%
Charles Calderon 0%
Ron Calderon 0%
Amina Carter 0%
Wesley Chesbro 5%
Connie Conway 91%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Lou Correa 15%
Mike Davis 0%
Roger Dickinson 0%
Tim Donnelly 100%
Robert Dutton 77%
Bill Emmerson 79%
Mike Eng 0%
Noreen Evans 5%
Mike Feuer 0%
Nathan Fletcher 71%
Paul Fong 0%
Warren Furutani 0%
Martin Garrick 91%
Curt Hagman 87%
Linda Halderman 100%
Tom Harman 79%
Mary Hayashi 0%
Alyson Huber 22%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Dan Logue 91%
Bonnie Lowenthal 0%
Allan Mansoor 100%
Jeff Miller 87%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 0%
Brian Nestande 86%
Chris Norby 100%
John Pérez 0%
Manuel Pérez 0%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0%
Michael Rubio 10%
Jim Silva 100%
Nancy Skinner 0%
Cameron Smyth 78%
Jose Solorio 0%
Darrell Steinberg 0%
Tony Strickland 89%
Sandré Swanson 0%
Roderick Wright 14%
Mark Wyland 86%
Mariko Yamada 4%
Leland Yee 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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