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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Alliance for Retired Americans

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 31
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 63
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 69
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 80
CA State Senate 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 94
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 94
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 94
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 94
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA Mayor Mary Salas 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 38
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 93
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 94
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 44
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 100
Samuel Aanestad 38
Richard Ackerman 19
Anthony Adams 38
Gregory Aghazarian 56
Elaine Alquist 100
Joel Anderson 50
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 38
James Battin 25
John Benoit 44
Patty Berg 100
Tom Berryhill 47
Sam Blakeslee 50
Charles Calderon 93
Ron Calderon 88
Amina Carter 94
David Cogdill 25
Ellen Corbett 94
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 31
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 94
Kevin De Leon 94
Jeff Denham 38
Charles DeVore 38
Denise Ducheny 94
Robert Dutton 31
Michael Duvall 31
Mervyn Dymally 93
Bill Emmerson 50
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 94
Dean Florez 86
Felipe Fuentes 94
Jean Fuller 38
Warren Furutani 94
Ted Gaines 31
Bonnie Garcia 63
Martin Garrick 38
Loni Hancock 94
Tom Harman 31
Mary Hayashi 100
Ed Hernandez 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 25
Shirley Horton 56
Guy Houston 50
Robert Huff 25
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 31
Christine Kehoe 94
John Laird 100
Mark Leno 100
Lloyd Levine 88
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 88
Abel Maldonado 44
Bob Margett 19
Bill Maze 25
Tony Mendoza 94
Carole Migden 94
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 88
Gloria Negrete McLeod 81
Roger Niello 38
Fabian Núñez 94
Jenny Oropeza 100
Nicole Parra 73
Don Perata 94
George Plescia 43
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 25
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 44
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 38
Cameron Smyth 44
Todd Spitzer 40
Audra Strickland 38
Sandré Swanson 100
Tom Torlakson 94
Alberto Torrico 87
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 31
Mimi Walters 31
Patricia Wiggins 94
Lois Wolk 94
Mark Wyland 43
Leland Yee 94

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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