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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Jerome Horton 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Mark Leno 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Carol Liu 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Sarah Reyes 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 90%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 90%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Manny Diaz 90%
Martha Escutia 90%
Dario Frommer 90%
Betty Karnette 90%
Kevin Murray 90%
Joseph Nation 90%
Fran Pavley 90%
Don Perata 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 90%
John Vasconcellos 90%
Lois Wolk 90%
Ron Calderon 89%
Joe Dunn 89%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Michael Machado 80%
Nicole Parra 80%
Jack Scott 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 70%
Dean Florez 70%
Barbara Matthews 70%
Shirley Horton 60%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Bonnie Garcia 40%
Abel Maldonado 40%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 20%
James Brulte 20%
Lynn Daucher 20%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
Robert Leslie 20%
Bob Margett 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
Tony Strickland 20%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Gregory Aghazarian 10%
James Battin 10%
John Benoit 10%
Russell Bogh 10%
Dave Cox 10%
Robert Dutton 10%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Guy Houston 10%
Ross Johnson 10%
Richard Keene 10%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 10%
Ken Maddox 10%
Bill Maze 10%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
Thomas Oller 10%
Robert Pacheco 10%
George Plescia 10%
Sharon Runner 10%
Steve Samuelian 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 10%
Mark Wyland 10%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
John Campbell III 0%
David Cogdill 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Charles Poochigian 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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