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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Farm Bureau Federation

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 33%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 93%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 36%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 93%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 14%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 21%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 13%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 33%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 14%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 21%
Elaine Alquist 14%
Juan Arambula 53%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 13%
Rudy Bermúdez 13%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 47%
Edward Chavez 27%
Rebecca Cohn 40%
Joe Coto 27%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 93%
Hector De La Torre 13%
Charles DeVore 93%
Denise Ducheny 50%
Joseph Dunn 14%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 20%
Bill Emmerson 93%
Martha Escutia 7%
Liz Figueroa 14%
Dean Florez 43%
Dario Frommer 27%
Bonnie Garcia 93%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 87%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 93%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 27%
Shirley Horton 87%
Guy Houston 100%
Betty Karnette 27%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 14%
Johan Klehs 13%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
John Laird 13%
Jay La Suer 93%
Robert Leslie 93%
Lloyd Levine 13%
Sally Lieber 7%
Michael Machado 50%
Abel Maldonado 86%
Bob Margett 93%
Barbara Matthews 73%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 14%
Cindy Montañez 13%
William Phillip Morrow 86%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 20%
Kevin Murray 43%
Joseph Nation 13%
Pedro Nava 13%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 20%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 14%
Nicole Parra 80%
Don Perata 14%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 93%
Gloria Romero 21%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
Ira Ruskin 13%
Lori Saldaña 20%
Simón Salinas 27%
Jack Scott 14%
Nell Soto 14%
Audra Strickland 100%
Alberto Torrico 40%
Van Tran 93%
Thomas Umberg 33%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 21%

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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