Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - California

1997-1998 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 11%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 20%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 89%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Deirdre Alpert 20%
Elaine Alquist 11%
Dion Aroner 10%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 100%
Debra Bowen 11%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 11%
Bill Campbell 100%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
James Cunneen 89%
Susan Davis 11%
Denise Ducheny 11%
Martha Escutia 10%
Liz Figueroa 11%
Richard Floyd 0%
Peter Frusetta 60%
Martin Gallegos 11%
Brett Granlund 100%
Sally Havice 10%
Tom Hayden 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 10%
George House, Jr. 90%
Teresa Hughes 22%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Patrick Johnston 20%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
Betty Karnette 20%
Fred Keeley 10%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 10%
Lynne Leach 100%
Ted Lempert 11%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 89%
Michael Machado 14%
Bob Margett 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 11%
Carole Migden 11%
Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 14%
Jack O'Connell 20%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 11%
Rod Pacheco 89%
Louis Papan 11%
Steve Peace 20%
Don Perata 11%
Richard Polanco 20%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Jack Scott 11%
Kevin Shelley 10%
Byron Sher 20%
Virginia Strom-Martin 10%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Helen Thomson 11%
Tom Torlakson 10%
John Vasconcellos 20%
Antonio Villaraigosa 10%
Edward Vincent 0%
Carl Washington 22%
Howard Wayne 11%
Scott Wildman 10%
Cathie Wright 89%
Roderick Wright 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 11%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 20%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 89%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Deirdre Alpert 20%
Elaine Alquist 11%
Dion Aroner 10%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 100%
Debra Bowen 11%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 11%
Bill Campbell 100%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
James Cunneen 89%
Susan Davis 11%
Denise Ducheny 11%
Martha Escutia 10%
Liz Figueroa 11%
Richard Floyd 0%
Peter Frusetta 60%
Martin Gallegos 11%
Brett Granlund 100%
Sally Havice 10%
Tom Hayden 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 10%
George House, Jr. 90%
Teresa Hughes 22%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Patrick Johnston 20%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
Betty Karnette 20%
Fred Keeley 10%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 10%
Lynne Leach 100%
Ted Lempert 11%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 89%
Michael Machado 14%
Bob Margett 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 11%
Carole Migden 11%
Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 14%
Jack O'Connell 20%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 11%
Rod Pacheco 89%
Louis Papan 11%
Steve Peace 20%
Don Perata 11%
Richard Polanco 20%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Jack Scott 11%
Kevin Shelley 10%
Byron Sher 20%
Virginia Strom-Martin 10%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Helen Thomson 11%
Tom Torlakson 10%
John Vasconcellos 20%
Antonio Villaraigosa 10%
Edward Vincent 0%
Carl Washington 22%
Howard Wayne 11%
Scott Wildman 10%
Cathie Wright 89%
Roderick Wright 13%
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