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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Farm Bureau Federation

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Brulte 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Peter Frusetta 100%
Brett Granlund 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
David Kelley 100%
Lynne Leach 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Michael Machado 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Cathie Wright 100%
Richard Ackerman 90%
Roy Ashburn 90%
James Battin 90%
Marilyn Brewer 90%
James Cunneen 90%
George House, Jr. 90%
Bill Leonard 90%
Bob Margett 90%
Keith Olberg 90%
Thomas Oller 90%
Rod Pacheco 90%
Bruce Thompson 90%
Bill Campbell 89%
George Runner, Jr. 89%
Deirdre Alpert 88%
William Knight 88%
John Lewis 88%
Richard Mountjoy 88%
Jack O'Connell 88%
Richard Keith Rainey 88%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 86%
Steve Charles Baldwin 80%
Scott Baugh 78%
Howard Kaloogian 78%
Roderick Wright 78%
Tom Hayden 75%
Patrick Johnston 75%
Betty Karnette 75%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
Richard Polanco 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 75%
John Burton 71%
Teresa Hughes 71%
Byron Sher 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 70%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 70%
Kerry Mazzoni 70%
Don Perata 70%
Helen Thomson 70%
Edward Vincent 70%
Louis Papan 67%
Jack Scott 67%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
Denise Ducheny 60%
Martin Gallegos 60%
Kevin Murray 60%
Deborah Ortiz 60%
Virginia Strom-Martin 60%
John Vasconcellos 60%
Howard Wayne 60%
Elaine Alquist 56%
Richard Floyd 56%
Ted Lempert 56%
Debra Bowen 50%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 50%
Liz Figueroa 50%
Sally Havice 50%
Mike Honda 50%
Fred Keeley 50%
Wally Knox 50%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 50%
Carole Migden 50%
Kevin Shelley 50%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 50%
Antonio Villaraigosa 50%
Dion Aroner 44%
Martha Escutia 44%
Carl Washington 44%
Scott Wildman 44%

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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