Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 10%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 20%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 10%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 90%
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 90%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 89%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 10%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 100%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 10%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 90%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 10%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 10%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 10%
Joseph Canciamilla 90%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Joseph Dunn 89%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 90%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 70%
Dario Frommer 90%
Bonnie Garcia 40%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 10%
Richard Keene 10%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 70%
Bill Maze 10%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 90%
Joseph Nation 90%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 80%
Don Perata 90%
George Plescia 10%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 10%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 80%
Nell Soto 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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