Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Overall Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 86%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 26%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 22%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 68%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 30%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 91%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 86%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 91%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 96%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 18%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 79%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 30%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 79%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 34%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 68%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 30%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 79%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 79%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 86%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 86%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 30%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 86%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 91%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 96%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 79%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 76%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 22%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 76%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 83%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 30%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 75%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 65%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 86%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 86%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 34%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 25%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 26%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 83%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 72%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 86%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 86%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 18%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 83%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 65%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 86%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 30%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 86%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 18%
Samuel Aanestad 22%
Anthony Adams 38%
Elaine Alquist 76%
Tom Ammiano 91%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 22%
Bill Berryhill 34%
Sam Blakeslee 30%
Steven Bradford 26%
Joan Buchanan 75%
Anna Caballero 79%
Charles Calderon 71%
Ron Calderon 76%
Amina Carter 86%
Wesley Chesbro 86%
Connie Conway 34%
Ellen Corbett 84%
Lou Correa 54%
Joe Coto 96%
Dave Cox 29%
Mike Davis 79%
Hector De La Torre 93%
Charles DeVore 26%
Denise Ducheny 68%
Robert Dutton 18%
Michael Duvall 8%
Bill Emmerson 41%
Mike Eng 91%
Noreen Evans 71%
Mike Feuer 86%
Nathan Fletcher 34%
Dean Florez 65%
Paul Fong 96%
Warren Furutani 86%
Martin Garrick 30%
Danny Gilmore 34%
Tom Harman 22%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Alyson Huber 60%
Christine Kehoe 83%
Dan Logue 30%
Bonnie Lowenthal 86%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Jeff Miller 26%
Pedro Nava 84%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 68%
Brian Nestande 30%
Roger Niello 34%
Jenny Oropeza 43%
John Pérez 86%
Manuel Pérez 88%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 83%
Gloria Romero 76%
Ira Ruskin 86%
Lori Saldaña 79%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 35%
Jim Silva 30%
Nancy Skinner 86%
Cameron Smyth 26%
Jose Solorio 88%
Darrell Steinberg 84%
Tony Strickland 40%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 91%
Alberto Torrico 86%
Van Tran 34%
Mike Villines 38%
Patricia Wiggins 83%
Roderick Wright 49%
Mark Wyland 22%
Mariko Yamada 86%
Leland Yee 79%

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.

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