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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Capitol Resource Institute

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Richard Pan Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 16 Shannon Grove Republican 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 100%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA Mayor At-Large Don Wagner 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 0%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 0%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 0%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 0%
Katcho Achadjian 100%
Luis Alejo 0%
Travis Allen 0%
Alfred Ernest Alquist 0%
Tom Ammiano 0%
Joel Anderson 100%
Bill Berryhill 100%
Tom Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 71%
Martin Block 0%
Susan Bonilla 0%
Joan Buchanan 0%
Betsy Butler 0%
Charles Calderon 0%
Ron Calderon 0%
Nora Campos 0%
Anthony Cannella 100%
Amina Carter 0%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Connie Conway 100%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Mike Davis 0%
Kevin de Leon 0%
Roger Dickinson 0%
Tim Donnelly 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 0%
Noreen Evans 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Nathan Fletcher 14%
Paul Fong 0%
Felipe Fuentes 0%
Jean Fuller 100%
Warren Furutani 0%
Beth Gaines 100%
Ted Gaines 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Mike Gatto 13%
Mike Gordon 0%
Jeff Gorell 75%
Linda Halderman 100%
Isadore Hall III 0%
Loni Hancock 0%
Diane Harkey 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 0%
Ed Hernandez 0%
Roger Hernandez 0%
Alyson Huber 25%
Robert Huff 100%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Steve Knight 100%
Ricardo Lara 0%
Mark Leno 0%
Carol Liu 0%
Dan Logue 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 0%
Allan Mansoor 100%
Tony Mendoza 0%
Jeff Miller 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 11%
Brian Nestande 100%
Chris Norby 100%
Kristin Olsen 100%
Fran Pavley 0%
Henry Perea 0%
John Pérez 0%
Manuel Pérez 0%
Michael Rubio 0%
Sharon Runner 100%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 0%
David Valadao 100%
Mimi Walters 100%
Das Williams 0%
Lois Wolk 0%
Cathie Wright 10%
Mark Wyland 100%
Mariko Yamada 0%
Leland Yee 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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