Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - California

2009 State Senate Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 13%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 14%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Roy Ashburn 88%
John Benoit 100%
Ron Calderon 14%
David Cogdill 88%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Dave Cox 100%
Jeff Denham 100%
Denise Ducheny 14%
Robert Dutton 100%
Dean Florez 0%
Loni Hancock 11%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Robert Huff 100%
Christine Kehoe 13%
Mark Leno 13%
Carol Liu 13%
Abel Maldonado 86%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 22%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Fran Pavley 13%
Gloria Romero 13%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Tony Strickland 100%
Mimi Walters 100%
Patricia Wiggins 13%
Lois Wolk 13%
Roderick Wright 14%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 22%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 13%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 13%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 13%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 13%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 13%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 14%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Roy Ashburn 88%
John Benoit 100%
Ron Calderon 14%
David Cogdill 88%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Dave Cox 100%
Jeff Denham 100%
Denise Ducheny 14%
Robert Dutton 100%
Dean Florez 0%
Loni Hancock 11%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Robert Huff 100%
Christine Kehoe 13%
Mark Leno 13%
Carol Liu 13%
Abel Maldonado 86%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 22%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Fran Pavley 13%
Gloria Romero 13%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Tony Strickland 100%
Mimi Walters 100%
Patricia Wiggins 13%
Lois Wolk 13%
Roderick Wright 14%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 22%
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