Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 10%
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 9%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 10%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 27%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 90%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 18%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 40%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 20%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 91%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 22%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 20%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 91%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 9%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 89%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 11%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 91%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 11%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 22%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 22%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 92%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 18%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 78%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 100%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 91%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 9%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Anthony Adams 10%
Gregory Aghazarian 22%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 18%
James Battin 11%
Patty Berg 92%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Anna Caballero 90%
Charles Calderon 56%
Ron Calderon 64%
Amina Carter 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 27%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 8%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 91%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 91%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Mervyn Dymally 91%
Bill Emmerson 17%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 80%
Bonnie Garcia 22%
Martin Garrick 22%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Shirley Horton 11%
Guy Houston 22%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 18%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 91%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 55%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Bob Margett 18%
Bill Maze 11%
Carole Migden 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Pedro Nava 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 42%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 91%
Nicole Parra 33%
Don Perata 91%
George Plescia 11%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90%
Laura Richardson 80%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 82%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Jim Silva 11%
Cameron Smyth 11%
Jose Solorio 80%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Audra Strickland 14%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 10%
Mike Villines 11%
Edward Vincent 90%
Patricia Wiggins 91%
Mark Wyland 17%
Leland Yee 67%

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