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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Deirdre Alpert 14%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 86%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Patty Berg 10%
Rudy Bermúdez 10%
Russell Bogh 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 14%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 14%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 20%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 10%
Edward Chavez 10%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 20%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Manny Diaz 10%
Denise Ducheny 14%
Joseph Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 10%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 10%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 14%
Dean Florez 29%
Dario Frommer 10%
Bonnie Garcia 90%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 10%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
Ross Johnson 86%
Betty Karnette 14%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 10%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 10%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
John Laird 10%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 10%
Robert Leslie 100%
Lloyd Levine 10%
Sally Lieber 10%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 10%
John Longville 10%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
Michael Machado 14%
Ken Maddox 80%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 100%
Barbara Matthews 50%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
Cindy Montañez 10%
William Phillip Morrow 71%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 10%
Kevin Murray 14%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
George Nakano 10%
Joseph Nation 10%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 10%
Fabian Núñez 10%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 10%
Deborah Ortiz 14%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Nicole Parra 20%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 10%
Don Perata 14%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 10%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 10%
Gloria Romero 14%
Sharon Runner 100%
Simón Salinas 10%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Jack Scott 14%
Byron Sher 14%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 10%
Nell Soto 14%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 90%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 10%
Tony Strickland 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
John Vasconcellos 14%
Edward Vincent 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 90%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 10%

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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