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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 36
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 91
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 5
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 98
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 4
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 98
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 4
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 7
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 91
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 95
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 5
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 93
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 98
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 98
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 18
Samuel Aanestad 2
Richard Ackerman 7
Gregory Aghazarian 4
Richard Alarcón 95
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 89
Roy Ashburn 7
James Battin 9
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 21
Russell Bogh 4
Debra Bowen 100
Ron Calderon 91
Joseph Canciamilla 80
Edward Chavez 100
Wesley Chesbro 98
Rebecca Cohn 98
Joe Coto 96
Dave Cox 9
Lynn Daucher 39
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 4
Denise Ducheny 98
Joseph Dunn 98
Robert Dutton 11
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 7
Martha Escutia 95
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 91
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 30
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 17
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 36
Guy Houston 4
Betty Karnette 98
Richard Keene 4
Christine Kehoe 95
Johan Klehs 96
Sheila Kuehl 98
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 11
Robert Leslie 5
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 84
Abel Maldonado 36
Bob Margett 18
Barbara Matthews 80
Bill Maze 7
Carole Migden 98
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 9
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 7
Eugene Mullin 93
Kevin Murray 95
Joseph Nation 93
Pedro Nava 95
Gloria Negrete McLeod 98
Roger Niello 4
Fabian Núñez 96
Jenny Oropeza 95
Deborah Ortiz 93
Nicole Parra 80
Don Perata 95
George Plescia 4
Charles Poochigian 14
Keith Stuart Richman 18
Gloria Romero 95
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 98
Jack Scott 98
Nell Soto 98
Audra Strickland 11
Alberto Torrico 96
Van Tran 11
Thomas Umberg 89
Mike Villines 7
Edward Vincent 100
Mark Wyland 7
Leland Yee 100

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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