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California Clean Money Action Fund Questionnaire results: Senate candidates

The California Clean Money Action Fund asked all candidates for state office in California to answer six questions on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns.

Three questions concern legislation for greater disclosure of funders on political ads, as in the California DISCLOSE Act. One question is about candidate ads, and another is about public financing of campaigns. There’s also a bonus question about whether a system of public financing for all state candidates is worth $8 per Californian per year. On each question the options were "Yes", "No", and "Other", plus space to write an explanation.

A candidate who answered “Yes” on all five questions gets 100%. If they answered “Yes” on four out of five, they score 80%. And so on.

To see a candidate’s responses alongside any response from their opponent, click on the candidate's name.

Senate Candidates With Perfect Scores, and Their Opponents
Candidate Score Opponent Score District
Ben Allen (D) 100% * Sandra Fluke (D) 100% SD 26
Shawn K. Bagley (D) 100% * Anthony Cannella (R) None SD 12
Peter Choi (D) 100% * Kevin de Leon (D) None SD 24
Sandra Fluke (D) 100% Ben Allen (D) 100% * SD 26
CJ Jawahar (D) 100% * Jim Nielsen (R) None SD 4
Gary Kephart (D) 100% * Patricia Bates (R) None SD 36
Mike McGuire (D) 100% * Lawrence R. Wiesner (R) None SD 2
Holly J. Mitchell (D) 100% Isidro Armenta (D) None SD 30
Matthew Munson (R) 100% * Connie M. Leyva (D) None SD 20
Ruth Musser-Lopez (D) 100% Jean Fuller (R) None SD 16
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) 100% * Joel Anderson (R) None SD 38
Bob Wieckowski (D) 100% * Peter Kuo (R) 70% SD 10
* Means answered "Yes" to question 6, the bonus question of whether $8 per Californian per year is an acceptable cost for public financing for all state candidate campaigns.
Other Senate Candidates Who Responded, and their Opponents
Candidate Score Opponent Score District
Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R) 20% * Bob Hertzberg (D) None SD 18
Peter Kuo (R) 70% Bob Wieckowski (D) 100% * SD 10
* Means answered "Yes" to question 6, the bonus question of whether $8 per Californian per year is an acceptable cost for public financing for all state candidate campaigns.
Senate Candidates That Did Not Answer Questionnaire, and Their Opponents
Candidate Score Opponent Score District
Joel Anderson (R) None Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) 100% * SD 38
Isidro Armenta (D) None Holly J. Mitchell (D) 100% SD 30
Patricia Bates (R) None Gary Kephart (D) 100% * SD 36
Tom Berryhill (R) None Paulina Miranda (D) None SD 8
Anthony Cannella (R) None Shawn K. Bagley (D) 100% * SD 12
Luis Chavez (D) None Andy Vidak (R) None SD 14
Roger Dickinson (D) None Richard Pan (D) None SD 6
Rafael Estrada (D) None Ben Hueso (D) None SD 40
Jean Fuller (R) None Ruth Musser-Lopez (D) 100% SD 16
Bonnie Garcia (R) None Jeff Stone (R) None SD 28
Mario A. Guerra (R) None Tony Mendoza (D) None SD 32
Ed Hernandez (D) None Marc Rodriguez (R) None SD 22
Bob Hertzberg (D) None Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R) 20% * SD 18
Ben Hueso (D) None Rafael Estrada (D) None SD 40
Connie M. Leyva (D) None Matthew Munson (R) 100% * SD 20
Tony Mendoza (D) None Mario A. Guerra (R) None SD 32
Paulina Miranda (D) None Tom Berryhill (R) None SD 8
Janet Nguyen (R) None Jose Solorio (D) None SD 34
Jim Nielsen (R) None CJ Jawahar (D) 100% * SD 4
Richard Pan (D) None Roger Dickinson (D) None SD 6
Marc Rodriguez (R) None Ed Hernandez (D) None SD 22
Jose Solorio (D) None Janet Nguyen (R) None SD 34
Jeff Stone (R) None Bonnie Garcia (R) None SD 28
Andy Vidak (R) None Luis Chavez (D) None SD 14
Lawrence R. Wiesner (R) None Mike McGuire (D) 100% * SD 2
Kevin de Leon (D) None Peter Choi (D) 100% * SD 24
* Means answered "Yes" to question 6, the bonus question of whether $8 per Californian per year is an acceptable cost for public financing for all state candidate campaigns.

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