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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Anthony Adams 10%
Gregory Aghazarian 22%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 18%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
James Battin 11%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 22%
Patty Berg 92%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 20%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Anna Caballero 90%
Charles Calderon 56%
Ron Calderon 64%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 27%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 8%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 91%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
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%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 78%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 22%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 18%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 40%
Bonnie Garcia 22%
Martin Garrick 22%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 91%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 91%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Shirley Horton 11%
Guy Houston 22%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 11%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 18%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 92%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 10%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 91%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 55%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Bob Margett 18%
Bill Maze 11%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 89%
Carole Migden 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
Pedro Nava 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 42%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 91%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 91%
Nicole Parra 33%
Don Perata 91%
George Plescia 11%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100%
Laura Richardson 80%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 9%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 20%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 82%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Jim Silva 11%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Cameron Smyth 11%
Jose Solorio 80%
Nell Soto 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 22%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Audra Strickland 14%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 91%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 10%
Mike Villines 11%
Edward Vincent 90%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
Patricia Wiggins 91%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Mark Wyland 17%
Leland Yee 67%

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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