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Ted Gaines

Ted Gaines's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Ted Gaines
Current Office: State Senate - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 01/04/2011
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Insurance Commissioner
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 41
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 80%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 80%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 60%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 50%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 35%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 20%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 30%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 14
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 15
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 22
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 19
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 14
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 17
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 40

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