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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 18%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 44%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 91%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 77%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 89%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 73%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 69%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 82%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Anthony Adams 0%
Elaine Alquist 92%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 89%
Roy Ashburn 23%
Bill Berryhill 0%
Sam Blakeslee 10%
Martin Block 67%
Joan Buchanan 67%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 31%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 89%
David Cogdill 0%
Connie Conway 7%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Davis 80%
Hector De La Torre 73%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 15%
Bill Emmerson 22%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 18%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 88%
Martin Garrick 0%
Mike Gatto 80%
Danny Gilmore 10%
Isadore Hall III 73%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 0%
Tom Harman 10%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Roger Hernandez 67%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 56%
Robert Huff 15%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 92%
Dan Logue 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Jeff Miller 9%
Pedro Nava 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 77%
Brian Nestande 20%
Roger Niello 10%
Chris Norby 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 73%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 15%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 89%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Tony Strickland 8%
Audra Strickland 20%
Sandré Swanson 89%
Alberto Torrico 73%
Van Tran 11%
Mike Villines 22%
Patricia Wiggins 50%
Lois Wolk 85%
Roderick Wright 54%
Mark Wyland 23%
Mariko Yamada 89%
Leland Yee 92%

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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