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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mike Eng 100
Paul Fong 100
Warren Furutani 100
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100
Dave Jones 100
Mark Leno 100
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100
Sandré Swanson 100
Ellen Corbett 99
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 99
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 99
Gloria Romero 99
Christine Kehoe 98
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98
Ira Ruskin 98
Lori Saldaña 98
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 98
Leland Yee 98
Hector De La Torre 97
Loni Hancock 97
Fran Pavley 97
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 97
Mike Feuer 96
Fiona Ma 96
Pedro Nava 96
Patricia Wiggins 96
Elaine Alquist 95
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 94
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 94
Joe Coto 94
Isadore Hall III 94
Jenny Oropeza 94
Manuel Pérez 94
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 94
Alberto Torrico 94
Mariko Yamada 94
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 93
Noreen Evans 93
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93
Martin Block 92
Wesley Chesbro 92
Mary Hayashi 92
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 92
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 92
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 91
Carol Liu 91
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 90
Amina Carter 90
Denise Ducheny 90
Roderick Wright 90
Joan Buchanan 89
Bonnie Lowenthal 89
John Pérez 89
Charles Calderon 88
Ron Calderon 88
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 88
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 87
Jose Solorio 87
Lois Wolk 87
Mike Davis 85
Tom Ammiano 83
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 83
Dean Florez 82
Juan Arambula 80
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 80
Alyson Huber 72
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 70
Danny Gilmore 56
Bill Berryhill 44
Connie Conway 44
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dan Logue 29
Diane Harkey 28
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 28
Jeff Miller 28
Brian Nestande 28
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 22
Abel Maldonado 21
Anthony Adams 20
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 20
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 20
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 20
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 19
Cameron Smyth 19
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 18
Martin Garrick 18
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 18
Jim Silva 17
Van Tran 15
Sam Blakeslee 14
Bill Emmerson 14
Audra Strickland 14
Roger Niello 13
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 12
Tony Strickland 12
Robert Huff 11
Mike Villines 11
Roy Ashburn 10
Charles DeVore 10
Michael Duvall 10
David Cogdill 9
Robert Dutton 9
Tom Harman 9
George Runner, Jr. 9
John Benoit 8
Mark Wyland 8
Samuel Aanestad 7
Dave Cox 7
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7
Dennis Hollingsworth 4

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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