Rating Group: Applied Research Center

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-26 Julia Brownley D 91%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 68%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 96%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 79%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 86%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 30%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 86%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 86%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 75%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 91%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 34%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 96%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 30%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 86%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 26%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 88%
CA State Assembly-62 Steven Bradford D 26%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 83%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 86%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 30%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 30%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 71%
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-6 Darrell Steinberg D 84%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 68%
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 79%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 79%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 84%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 79%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 86%
CA State Senate-14 Thomas Berryhill R 30%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 86%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 86%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 30%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 65%
CA State Senate-21 Stephen Knight R 30%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 96%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 91%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 79%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 76%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 86%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 22%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 76%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 91%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 54%
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 49%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 30%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 18%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 22%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 75%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 86%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 34%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 25%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 83%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 72%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 86%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 86%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 18%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 83%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 65%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 86%
Samuel Aanestad 22%
Anthony Adams 38%
Elaine Alquist 76%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 22%
Bill Berryhill 34%
Sam Blakeslee 30%
Anna Caballero 79%
Charles Calderon 71%
Amina Carter 86%
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%
Mike Feuer 86%
Nathan Fletcher 34%
Dean Florez 65%
Warren Furutani 86%
Martin Garrick 30%
Danny Gilmore 34%
Tom Harman 22%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Alyson Huber 60%
Christine Kehoe 83%
Fiona Ma 86%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Tony Mendoza 76%
Jeff Miller 26%
Pedro Nava 84%
Roger Niello 34%
Jenny Oropeza 43%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 83%
Gloria Romero 76%
George Runner, Jr. 18%
Ira Ruskin 86%
Mary Salas 86%
Lori Saldaña 79%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 35%
Jim Silva 30%
Cameron Smyth 26%
Jose Solorio 88%
Tony Strickland 40%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 91%
Alberto Torrico 86%
Van Tran 34%
Mike Villines 38%
Patricia Wiggins 83%

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