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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2005-2010 Cumulative Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Mark Leno 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Loni Hancock 99%
Dave Jones 99%
Ira Ruskin 99%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 99%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98%
Mike Eng 98%
Lori Saldaña 97%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 96%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
Noreen Evans 96%
Paul Fong 96%
Carol Liu 96%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96%
Pedro Nava 96%
Fran Pavley 96%
John Pérez 96%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 96%
Sandré Swanson 96%
Patricia Wiggins 95%
Elaine Alquist 94%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 94%
Fiona Ma 94%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 93%
Gloria Romero 93%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 93%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 92%
Joe Coto 92%
Christine Kehoe 92%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 92%
Lois Wolk 92%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 91%
Mary Hayashi 91%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91%
Mariko Yamada 91%
Amina Carter 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 89%
Hector De La Torre 88%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 88%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 86%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 86%
Alberto Torrico 86%
Leland Yee 85%
Juan Arambula 83%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 83%
Dean Florez 83%
Warren Furutani 83%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 83%
Denise Ducheny 82%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 82%
Mike Davis 80%
Mike Gatto 80%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 78%
Roger Hernandez 78%
Joan Buchanan 76%
Martin Block 75%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 75%
Manuel Pérez 74%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 73%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 73%
Charles Calderon 70%
Isadore Hall III 67%
Roderick Wright 64%
Alyson Huber 54%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 52%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 52%
Ron Calderon 43%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Roy Ashburn 27%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 24%
Sam Blakeslee 21%
Dave Cox 21%
Tony Strickland 20%
Audra Strickland 20%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 19%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Mark Wyland 18%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
Robert Dutton 17%
Bill Emmerson 17%
Dan Logue 17%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Danny Gilmore 16%
Brian Nestande 16%
Van Tran 16%
Mike Villines 16%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 15%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 15%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 15%
Robert Huff 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 15%
Jeff Miller 15%
Anthony Adams 14%
David Cogdill 14%
Tom Harman 14%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Roger Niello 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 12%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 12%
Jim Silva 12%
Cameron Smyth 12%
Martin Garrick 11%
Charles DeVore 10%
Connie Conway 9%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 8%
Diane Harkey 7%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
Chris Norby 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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