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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 0%
Edward Chavez 0%
Rebecca Cohn 0%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Manny Diaz 0%
Joseph Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 11%
Dario Frommer 0%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 0%
Ross Johnson 100%
Betty Karnette 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
William Knight 100%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Longville 0%
Michael Machado 11%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Barbara Matthews 33%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 0%
George Nakano 0%
Joseph Nation 0%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Don Perata 0%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 0%
Simón Salinas 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Byron Sher 0%
Nell Soto 0%
Tony Strickland 100%
John Vasconcellos 0%
Edward Vincent 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%

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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