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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2009 State Senate Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 13%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 14%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 88%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Roy Ashburn 88%
Ron Calderon 14%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Lou Correa 50%
Dave Cox 100%
Denise Ducheny 14%
Robert Dutton 100%
Dean Florez 0%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Christine Kehoe 13%
Abel Maldonado 86%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 22%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Gloria Romero 13%
Darrell Steinberg 13%
Tony Strickland 100%
Patricia Wiggins 13%
Roderick Wright 14%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 22%

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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