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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2008 Positions

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

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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