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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Anthony Adams 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
John Benoit 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
Dave Cox 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
Richard Keene 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Roger Niello 100%
George Plescia 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 93%
David Cogdill 93%
Robert Huff 93%
Bob Margett 93%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 73%
Ron Calderon 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 69%
Nicole Parra 67%
Denise Ducheny 50%
Michael Machado 43%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 43%
Leland Yee 43%
Charles Calderon 38%
Lois Wolk 33%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 29%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 29%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 29%
Juan Arambula 27%
Amina Carter 27%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 27%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 27%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 25%
Fabian Núñez 21%
Gloria Romero 21%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 21%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
Mervyn Dymally 20%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 20%
Pedro Nava 20%
Jose Solorio 20%
Carole Migden 15%
Elaine Alquist 14%
Ellen Corbett 14%
Dean Florez 14%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 14%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Don Perata 14%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 14%
Patricia Wiggins 14%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
Patty Berg 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 13%
Joe Coto 13%
Mike Davis 13%
Hector De La Torre 13%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
Mike Eng 13%
Noreen Evans 13%
Mike Feuer 13%
Warren Furutani 13%
Loni Hancock 13%
Mary Hayashi 13%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
Dave Jones 13%
Betty Karnette 13%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 13%
John Laird 13%
Mark Leno 13%
Lloyd Levine 13%
Sally Lieber 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
Fiona Ma 13%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 13%
Eugene Mullin 13%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 13%
Ira Ruskin 13%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 13%
Lori Saldaña 13%
Sandré Swanson 13%
Alberto Torrico 13%
Christine Kehoe 8%
Jack Scott 8%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 8%
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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