Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 21%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 31%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 79%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 93%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 14%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 27%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 93%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 57%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 21%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 14%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 87%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 93%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 27%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 79%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 29%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 64%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 93%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 21%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 7%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 81%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 85%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 23%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 86%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 93%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 14%
Samuel Aanestad 27%
Anthony Adams 29%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 33%
Bill Berryhill 21%
Sam Blakeslee 29%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 92%
Ron Calderon 57%
Amina Carter 93%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 54%
Joe Coto 86%
Dave Cox 25%
Mike Davis 79%
Hector De La Torre 80%
Charles DeVore 23%
Denise Ducheny 77%
Robert Dutton 13%
Michael Duvall 14%
Bill Emmerson 27%
Mike Eng 93%
Noreen Evans 86%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 71%
Warren Furutani 85%
Martin Garrick 21%
Tom Harman 13%
Mary Hayashi 87%
Dennis Hollingsworth 21%
Christine Kehoe 87%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Pedro Nava 93%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 64%
Roger Niello 14%
Jenny Oropeza 69%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 86%
Gloria Romero 85%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 93%
Jim Silva 20%
Cameron Smyth 21%
Jose Solorio 64%
Darrell Steinberg 93%
Tony Strickland 29%
Audra Strickland 29%
Sandré Swanson 93%
Alberto Torrico 86%
Van Tran 10%
Mike Villines 14%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 30%
Leland Yee 80%

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