Rating Group: Capitol Weekly

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 9%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 17%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 3%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 89%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 85%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 91%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 6%
CA U.S. House-46 Lou Correa D 40%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-30 Anna Caballero D 83%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 6%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 17%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 54%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 11%
CA State Senate-9 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 94%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 94%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 11%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 78%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 94%
CA State Senate-25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 94%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 80%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 6%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 83%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 74%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 9%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 9%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 83%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 97%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 94%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 77%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 89%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 89%
Samuel Aanestad 3%
Anthony Adams 14%
Elaine Alquist 89%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 78%
Roy Ashburn 17%
John Benoit 14%
Bill Berryhill 11%
Sam Blakeslee 19%
Martin Block 91%
Joan Buchanan 94%
Charles Calderon 69%
Ron Calderon 64%
Amina Carter 83%
Wesley Chesbro 94%
David Cogdill 6%
Connie Conway 6%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 89%
Dave Cox 17%
Mike Davis 79%
Hector De La Torre 91%
Charles DeVore 12%
Denise Ducheny 89%
Robert Dutton 6%
Bill Emmerson 17%
Mike Eng 94%
Noreen Evans 94%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 25%
Dean Florez 85%
Paul Fong 94%
Warren Furutani 94%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 17%
Isadore Hall III 69%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 3%
Tom Harman 12%
Mary Hayashi 89%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Alyson Huber 42%
Robert Huff 9%
Dave Jones 94%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 91%
Dan Logue 6%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 89%
Abel Maldonado 55%
Jeff Miller 9%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 49%
Brian Nestande 14%
Roger Niello 11%
Jenny Oropeza 71%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 94%
Manuel Pérez 69%
Gloria Romero 89%
George Runner, Jr. 3%
Ira Ruskin 94%
Lori Saldaña 97%
Jim Silva 3%
Cameron Smyth 14%
Jose Solorio 72%
Tony Strickland 20%
Audra Strickland 11%
Sandré Swanson 89%
Alberto Torrico 94%
Van Tran 20%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Lois Wolk 94%
Roderick Wright 53%
Mark Wyland 17%
Mariko Yamada 97%
Leland Yee 94%

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