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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2009 Leadership Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 0%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Tom Ammiano 5%
Juan Arambula 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Bill Berryhill 0%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Steven Bradford 0%
Joan Buchanan 0%
Anna Caballero 0%
Charles Calderon 0%
Ron Calderon 0%
Amina Carter 0%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Connie Conway 0%
Ellen Corbett 5%
Lou Correa 0%
Joe Coto 10%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 0%
Hector De La Torre 10%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 0%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Mike Eng 5%
Noreen Evans 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Nathan Fletcher 0%
Dean Florez 0%
Paul Fong 10%
Warren Furutani 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
Danny Gilmore 0%
Curt Hagman 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Dan Logue 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Jeff Miller 0%
Pedro Nava 5%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 0%
Brian Nestande 0%
Roger Niello 0%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
John Pérez 0%
Manuel Pérez 5%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Mary Salas 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 0%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Jose Solorio 5%
Darrell Steinberg 5%
Tony Strickland 0%
Audra Strickland 0%
Sandré Swanson 5%
Alberto Torrico 0%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
Roderick Wright -10%
Mark Wyland 0%
Mariko Yamada 0%
Leland Yee 0%

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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