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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Farm Bureau Federation

1998 Positions

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

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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