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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2008 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 29%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 86%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 7%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 5%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 15%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 42%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 10%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 8%
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Juan Arambula 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 17%
Charles Calderon 17%
Amina Carter 19%
Joe Coto 15%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 6%
Hector De La Torre 14%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 33%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 10%
Mike Feuer 18%
Dean Florez 13%
Warren Furutani 14%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 14%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Christine Kehoe 7%
Fiona Ma 25%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Tony Mendoza 20%
Pedro Nava 19%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 24%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 18%
Gloria Romero 15%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Mary Salas 15%
Lori Saldaña 10%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 29%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 5%
Alberto Torrico 20%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 18%

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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