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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2010 Minority Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joe Coto 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Roger Hernandez 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Mark Leno 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Lois Wolk 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 98%
Amina Carter 98%
Hector De La Torre 98%
Noreen Evans 98%
Isadore Hall III 98%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 98%
Dave Jones 98%
Bonnie Lowenthal 98%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 98%
Elaine Alquist 97%
Ellen Corbett 97%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
Denise Ducheny 97%
Carol Liu 97%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 97%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 97%
Roderick Wright 97%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95%
Alberto Torrico 95%
Ron Calderon 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 93%
Mike Davis 93%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 93%
Warren Furutani 93%
Pedro Nava 90%
Manuel Pérez 90%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
Martin Block 88%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
Mike Gatto 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 88%
Fiona Ma 88%
Jose Solorio 88%
Juan Arambula 86%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 86%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 79%
Charles Calderon 79%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 79%
Joan Buchanan 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 73%
Jenny Oropeza 57%
Patricia Wiggins 53%
Alyson Huber 52%
Tom Harman 30%
Roy Ashburn 27%
David Cogdill 23%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 23%
George Runner, Jr. 23%
Tony Strickland 23%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 23%
Robert Huff 20%
Mark Wyland 20%
Anthony Adams 19%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Audra Strickland 19%
Samuel Aanestad 17%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
Robert Dutton 17%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 17%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Van Tran 17%
Brian Nestande 14%
Cameron Smyth 14%
Mike Villines 14%
Danny Gilmore 12%
Chris Norby 12%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 10%
Bill Berryhill 10%
Connie Conway 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
Charles DeVore 10%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 10%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 10%
Martin Garrick 10%
Diane Harkey 10%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 10%
Dan Logue 10%
Jeff Miller 10%
Roger Niello 10%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 10%
Jim Silva 10%
Sam Blakeslee 7%

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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