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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 13%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 13%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 44%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 14%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 13%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 13%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 13%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 13%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Juan Arambula 31%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 13%
Charles Calderon 14%
Ron Calderon 25%
Amina Carter 13%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Lou Correa 33%
Joe Coto 19%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 13%
Hector De La Torre 13%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 18%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 13%
Noreen Evans 13%
Mike Feuer 13%
Dean Florez 7%
Warren Furutani 20%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Christine Kehoe 14%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Pedro Nava 13%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 14%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 7%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 14%
Gloria Romero 13%
Ira Ruskin 13%
Lori Saldaña 13%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 19%
Darrell Steinberg 13%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 13%
Alberto Torrico 19%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 13%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 13%

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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