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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 7%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 29%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 64%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 14%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 21%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 21%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 7%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 7%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 14%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 14%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 14%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 7%
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Anthony Adams 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Elaine Alquist 7%
Juan Arambula 14%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 93%
John Benoit 100%
Patty Berg 7%
Sam Blakeslee 93%
Charles Calderon 21%
Ron Calderon 36%
Amina Carter 7%
David Cogdill 100%
Ellen Corbett 7%
Joe Coto 7%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 7%
Hector De La Torre 7%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 29%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Mervyn Dymally 7%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 7%
Noreen Evans 7%
Mike Feuer 7%
Dean Florez 14%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Loni Hancock 21%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 14%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Robert Huff 100%
Dave Jones 7%
Betty Karnette 7%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 7%
John Laird 7%
Mark Leno 7%
Lloyd Levine 7%
Sally Lieber 14%
Fiona Ma 7%
Michael Machado 36%
Abel Maldonado 93%
Bob Margett 93%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 7%
Eugene Mullin 7%
Pedro Nava 7%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 29%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 7%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Nicole Parra 57%
Don Perata 21%
George Plescia 100%
Gloria Romero 7%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 93%
Ira Ruskin 7%
Lori Saldaña 7%
Jack Scott 14%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 93%
Nell Soto 7%
Audra Strickland 36%
Sandré Swanson 7%
Alberto Torrico 14%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 29%
Patricia Wiggins 14%
Lois Wolk 14%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 21%

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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