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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2006 Positions on Consumer Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 23
Richard Ackerman 0
Gregory Aghazarian 8
Richard Alarcón 92
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 92
Roy Ashburn 27
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 80
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 25
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 17
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 13
Russell Bogh 20
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
Charles Calderon 54
Joseph Canciamilla 75
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 80
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
Edward Chavez 77
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 10
Rebecca Cohn 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 23
Lynn Daucher 38
Hector De La Torre 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 40
Charles DeVore 8
Denise Ducheny 100
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 21
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 8
Martha Escutia 92
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 90
Dario Frommer 85
Bonnie Garcia 15
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Tom Harman 33
Ray Haynes, Jr. 8
Dennis Hollingsworth 20
Jerome Horton 73
Shirley Horton 27
Guy Houston 8
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 8
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 13
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 92
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 8
Jay La Suer 8
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Robert Leslie 8
Lloyd Levine 87
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 85
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Michael Machado 70
Abel Maldonado 17
Bob Margett 30
Barbara Matthews 58
Bill Maze 8
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 17
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 30
Carole Migden 90
Cindy Montañez 93
William Phillip Morrow 10
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 8
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 83
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 8
Joseph Nation 92
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92
Roger Niello 8
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 92
Nicole Parra 85
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
Don Perata 90
George Plescia 9
Charles Poochigian 36
Keith Stuart Richman 25
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 87
Gloria Romero 91
George Runner, Jr. 17
Sharon Runner 83
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Nell Soto 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 8
Audra Strickland 17
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 92
Van Tran 17
Thomas Umberg 83
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92
Mike Villines 8
Edward Vincent 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 8
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 6
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 92

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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