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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Deirdre Alpert 13%
Elaine Alquist 18%
Dion Aroner 10%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 82%
Scott Baugh 90%
Audie Bock 11%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 10%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
Mike Briggs 91%
James Brulte 89%
John Burton 0%
Thomas Calderon 20%
Bill Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 20%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 18%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
Dave Cox 89%
James Cunneen 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Richard Dickerson 91%
Denise Ducheny 18%
Joseph Dunn 18%
John Anthony Dutra 18%
Martha Escutia 10%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 20%
Dean Florez 30%
Richard Floyd 20%
Peter Frusetta 44%
Martin Gallegos 18%
Brett Granlund 89%
Sally Havice 18%
Tom Hayden 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Robert Hertzberg 18%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 20%
George House, Jr. 90%
Teresa Hughes 13%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 18%
K. Maurice Johannessen 90%
Ross Johnson 100%
Patrick Johnston 30%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
Betty Karnette 18%
Fred Keeley 18%
David Kelley 90%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 18%
Sheila Kuehl 18%
Lynne Leach 100%
Ted Lempert 20%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 100%
John Longville 18%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 18%
Michael Machado 38%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 82%
Bob Margett 91%
Kerry Mazzoni 44%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 80%
Carole Migden 10%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 90%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 20%
George Nakano 22%
Jack O'Connell 18%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 20%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Rod Pacheco 89%
Louis Papan 33%
Steve Peace 43%
Don Perata 11%
Anthony Pescetti 70%
Richard Polanco 18%
Charles Poochigian 90%
Richard Keith Rainey 90%
Sarah Reyes 27%
Gloria Romero 18%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
Jack Scott 18%
Kevin Shelley 18%
Byron Sher 18%
Hilda Solis 18%
Nell Soto 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 18%
Tony Strickland 90%
Virginia Strom-Martin 18%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Helen Thomson 18%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 18%
John Vasconcellos 10%
Antonio Villaraigosa 18%
Edward Vincent 18%
Carl Washington 18%
Howard Wayne 18%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 18%
Patricia Wiggins 18%
Scott Wildman 18%
Cathie Wright 82%
Roderick Wright 27%
Charlene Zettel 90%

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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