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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 100%
John Benoit 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
David Cogdill 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
Dave Cox 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Robert Huff 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Roger Niello 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 94%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 88%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 33%
Juan Arambula 31%
Ron Calderon 25%
Warren Furutani 20%
Lois Wolk 20%
Joe Coto 19%
Jose Solorio 19%
Alberto Torrico 19%
Denise Ducheny 18%
Charles Calderon 14%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 14%
Christine Kehoe 14%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 14%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 14%
Elaine Alquist 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 13%
Amina Carter 13%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 13%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Mike Davis 13%
Hector De La Torre 13%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
Mike Eng 13%
Noreen Evans 13%
Mike Feuer 13%
Loni Hancock 13%
Mary Hayashi 13%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
Dave Jones 13%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 13%
Mark Leno 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
Fiona Ma 13%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 13%
Pedro Nava 13%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 13%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 13%
Gloria Romero 13%
Ira Ruskin 13%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 13%
Lori Saldaña 13%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 13%
Sandré Swanson 13%
Patricia Wiggins 13%
Leland Yee 13%
Dean Florez 7%
Jenny Oropeza 7%

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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