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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 100%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
Bill Campbell 100%
Brett Granlund 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
Lynne Leach 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bob Margett 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 100%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 90%
George House, Jr. 90%
James Cunneen 89%
John Lewis 89%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 89%
Rod Pacheco 89%
Cathie Wright 89%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Peter Frusetta 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Teresa Hughes 22%
Carl Washington 22%
Deirdre Alpert 20%
Tom Hayden 20%
Patrick Johnston 20%
Betty Karnette 20%
Jack O'Connell 20%
Steve Peace 20%
Richard Polanco 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
Byron Sher 20%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 20%
John Vasconcellos 20%
Michael Machado 14%
Kevin Murray 14%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 13%
Roderick Wright 13%
Elaine Alquist 11%
Debra Bowen 11%
John Burton 11%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 11%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 11%
Denise Ducheny 11%
Liz Figueroa 11%
Martin Gallegos 11%
Ted Lempert 11%
Kerry Mazzoni 11%
Carole Migden 11%
Deborah Ortiz 11%
Louis Papan 11%
Don Perata 11%
Jack Scott 11%
Helen Thomson 11%
Howard Wayne 11%
Dion Aroner 10%
Martha Escutia 10%
Sally Havice 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
Fred Keeley 10%
Wally Knox 10%
Sheila Kuehl 10%
Kevin Shelley 10%
Virginia Strom-Martin 10%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 10%
Antonio Villaraigosa 10%
Scott Wildman 10%
Richard Floyd 0%
Edward Vincent 0%

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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