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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 43%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 43%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 100%
Roy Ashburn 40%
Amina Carter 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 40%
Bill Emmerson 43%
Warren Furutani 100%
Tom Harman 40%
Dennis Hollingsworth 40%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Van Tran 43%

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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