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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2006 Positions on Consumer Advocacy

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