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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Fred Aguiar 100%
Barbara Alby 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 100%
Paula Boland 100%
Tom Bordonaro, Jr. 100%
Larry Bowler 100%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
Mickey Conroy 100%
James Cunneen 100%
Brooks Firestone 100%
Peter Frusetta 100%
Jan Goldsmith 100%
Brett Granlund 100%
Trice Harvey 100%
Phil Hawkins 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Bill Hoge 100%
George House, Jr. 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
David Knowles 100%
Steven Kuykendall 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
John Lewis 100%
Kenneth Leon Maddy 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Gary Miller 100%
Jim Morrissey 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 100%
Keith Olberg 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Curt Pringle 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
Bernie Richter 100%
Don Rogers 100%
Brian Setencich 100%
Nao Takasugi 100%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Ted Weggeland 100%
Tom Woods 100%
Cathie Wright 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 90%
Dominic Cortese 80%
Quentin Kopp 80%
Alfred Ernest Alquist 60%
Daniel Boatwright 60%
Charles Calderon 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Ralph Dills 60%
Teresa Hughes 60%
Patrick Johnston 60%
Jack O'Connell 60%
Steve Peace 60%
Nicholas Petris 60%
Herschel Rosenthal 60%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
Michael Machado 44%
Cruz Bustamante 43%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
Leroy Greene 40%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 40%
Anthony Cannella 38%
Curtis Tucker, Jr. 38%
Deirdre Alpert 30%
Valerie Kent Brown 30%
John Burton 30%
Dan Hauser 30%
Wally Knox 30%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 30%
Diane Janet Martinez 30%
Kerry Mazzoni 30%
Kevin Murray 30%
Willard Murray 30%
Liz Figueroa 29%
Debra Bowen 25%
Robert Campbell 25%
Denise Ducheny 22%
Martin Gallegos 22%
Phillip Isenberg 22%
Marguerite Archie-Hudson 20%
Michael Sweeney 20%
John Vasconcellos 20%
Martha Escutia 14%
Tom Hannigan 14%
Louis Caldera 13%
Barbara Friedman 13%
Byron Sher 13%
Antonio Villaraigosa 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA Mayor At-Large Tom Bates 10%
Richard Katz 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 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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