Rating Group: Race Forward

2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 20%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 90%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber Democratic 100%
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 20%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 10%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 10%
John Benoit 10%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 20%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 90%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Jeff Denham 20%
Manny Diaz 90%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Joe Dunn 89%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 90%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 70%
Dario Frommer 90%
Bonnie Garcia 40%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 10%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
Ross Johnson 10%
Betty Karnette 90%
Richard Keene 10%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 10%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 70%
Bill Maze 10%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 90%
Joseph Nation 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 10%
Nicole Parra 80%
Fran Pavley 90%
Don Perata 90%
George Plescia 10%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 10%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 70%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird D 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 20%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 90%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber D 100%
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 20%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 10%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 10%
John Benoit 10%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 20%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 90%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Jeff Denham 20%
Manny Diaz 90%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Joe Dunn 89%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 90%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 70%
Dario Frommer 90%
Bonnie Garcia 40%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 10%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
Ross Johnson 10%
Betty Karnette 90%
Richard Keene 10%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 10%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 70%
Bill Maze 10%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 90%
Joseph Nation 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 10%
Nicole Parra 80%
Fran Pavley 90%
Don Perata 90%
George Plescia 10%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 10%
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