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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 4%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 96%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 4%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 12%
Richard Ackerman 4%
Gregory Aghazarian 4%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 15%
James Battin 4%
John Benoit 8%
Patty Berg 96%
Rudy Bermúdez 84%
Russell Bogh 4%
Debra Bowen 69%
Ron Calderon 84%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 12%
Denise Ducheny 73%
Joe Dunn 96%
Robert Dutton 4%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 73%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 12%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 4%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4%
Dennis Hollingsworth 4%
Jerome Horton 88%
Shirley Horton 12%
Guy Houston 8%
Richard Keene 4%
Christine Kehoe 96%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 8%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 4%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Carol Liu 88%
Michael Machado 58%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 60%
Bill Maze 4%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 4%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 85%
Joseph Nation 74%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Nicole Parra 60%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 85%
George Plescia 8%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Keith Stuart Richman 20%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 4%
Simón Salinas 96%
Jack Scott 81%
Nell Soto 92%
Edward Vincent 73%
Lois Wolk 80%
Mark Wyland 8%
Leland Yee 100%

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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