Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Overall Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 79%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 34%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 86%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 79%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 26%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 84%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 86%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 26%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 34%
CA Supervisor - 4 Nathan Fletcher Independent 34%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 26%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 83%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 72%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 86%
CA Council Member - 3 Bob Blumenfield 86%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 65%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 96%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 26%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 86%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 30%
Samuel Aanestad 22%
Anthony Adams 38%
Elaine Alquist 76%
Tom Ammiano 91%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 22%
Jim Beall, Jr. 86%
John Benoit 25%
Bill Berryhill 34%
Tom Berryhill 30%
Sam Blakeslee 30%
Martin Block 75%
Joan Buchanan 75%
Charles Calderon 71%
Ron Calderon 76%
Amina Carter 86%
Wesley Chesbro 86%
David Cogdill 18%
Connie Conway 34%
Ellen Corbett 84%
Joe Coto 96%
Dave Cox 29%
Mike Davis 79%
Hector De La Torre 93%
Jeff Denham 22%
Charles DeVore 26%
Denise Ducheny 68%
Robert Dutton 18%
Michael Duvall 8%
Bill Emmerson 41%
Mike Eng 91%
Noreen Evans 71%
Mike Feuer 86%
Dean Florez 65%
Paul Fong 96%
Felipe Fuentes 83%
Jean Fuller 30%
Warren Furutani 86%
Ted Gaines 30%
Cathleen Galgiani 68%
Martin Garrick 30%
Danny Gilmore 34%
Isadore Hall III 83%
Loni Hancock 79%
Diane Harkey 30%
Tom Harman 22%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Ed Hernandez 91%
Gerald Hill 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Alyson Huber 60%
Robert Huff 22%
Dave Jones 86%
Christine Kehoe 83%
Steve Knight 30%
Mark Leno 79%
Carol Liu 79%
Dan Logue 30%
Bonnie Lowenthal 86%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Tony Mendoza 76%
Jeff Miller 26%
Bill Monning 86%
Pedro Nava 84%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 68%
Brian Nestande 30%
Roger Niello 34%
Jenny Oropeza 43%
Fran Pavley 76%
John Pérez 86%
Manuel Pérez 88%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 65%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 86%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 68%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 91%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 86%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 91%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 96%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 54%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 79%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 34%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner D 86%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 79%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 83%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford D 26%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 84%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 86%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 26%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 34%
CA Supervisor - 4 Nathan Fletcher I 34%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 26%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 83%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 72%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 86%
CA Council Member - 3 Bob Blumenfield 86%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 65%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 96%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 26%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma D 86%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 30%
Samuel Aanestad 22%
Anthony Adams 38%
Elaine Alquist 76%
Tom Ammiano 91%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 22%
Jim Beall, Jr. 86%
John Benoit 25%
Bill Berryhill 34%
Tom Berryhill 30%
Sam Blakeslee 30%
Martin Block 75%
Joan Buchanan 75%
Charles Calderon 71%
Ron Calderon 76%
Amina Carter 86%
Wesley Chesbro 86%
David Cogdill 18%
Connie Conway 34%
Ellen Corbett 84%
Joe Coto 96%
Dave Cox 29%
Mike Davis 79%
Hector De La Torre 93%
Jeff Denham 22%
Charles DeVore 26%
Denise Ducheny 68%
Robert Dutton 18%
Michael Duvall 8%
Bill Emmerson 41%
Mike Eng 91%
Noreen Evans 71%
Mike Feuer 86%
Dean Florez 65%
Paul Fong 96%
Felipe Fuentes 83%
Jean Fuller 30%
Warren Furutani 86%
Ted Gaines 30%
Cathleen Galgiani 68%
Martin Garrick 30%
Danny Gilmore 34%
Isadore Hall III 83%
Loni Hancock 79%
Diane Harkey 30%
Tom Harman 22%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Ed Hernandez 91%
Gerald Hill 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Alyson Huber 60%
Robert Huff 22%
Dave Jones 86%
Christine Kehoe 83%
Steve Knight 30%
Mark Leno 79%
Carol Liu 79%
Dan Logue 30%
Bonnie Lowenthal 86%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Tony Mendoza 76%
Jeff Miller 26%
Bill Monning 86%
Pedro Nava 84%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 68%
Brian Nestande 30%
Roger Niello 34%
Jenny Oropeza 43%
Fran Pavley 76%
John Pérez 86%
Manuel Pérez 88%
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