Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

2011 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House-5 Katherine Clark D 100%
MA State House-First Berkshire Gailanne Cariddi D 100%
MA State House-First Bristol Jay Barrows R 0%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 100%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 100%
MA State House-First Essex Michael Costello D 100%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 100%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 50%
MA State House-Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante D 100%
MA State House-Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich D 100%
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D 50%
MA State House-Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell D 0%
MA State House-Second Franklin Denise Andrews D 100%
MA State House-Second Hampden Brian Ashe D 0%
MA State House-Third Hampden Nicholas Boldyga R 0%
MA State House-Ninth Hampden Sean Curran D 0%
MA State House-First Middlesex Sheila Harrington R 0%
MA State House-Third Middlesex Kate Hogan D 100%
MA State House-Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 100%
MA State House-Thirteenth Middlesex Tom Conroy D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 100%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey D 100%
MA State House-Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht D 100%
MA State House-Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Second Middlesex Paul Brodeur D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson D 100%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 0%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 50%
MA State House-Thirteenth Norfolk Denise Garlick D 100%
MA State House-First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo R 0%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 100%
MA State House-Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley D 100%
MA State House-Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Plymouth Geoff Diehl R 0%
MA State House-Eighth Plymouth Angelo D'Emilia R 0%
MA State House-Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan D 100%
MA State House-First Suffolk Carlo Basile D 100%
MA State House-Fourth Suffolk Nick Collins D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D 100%
MA State House-Tenth Suffolk Edward Coppinger D 0%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 50%
MA State House-First Worcester Kimberly Ferguson R 0%
MA State House-Third Worcester Stephen DiNatale D 0%
MA State House-Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 0%
MA State House-Tenth Worcester John Fernandes D 50%
MA State House-Eleventh Worcester Matthew Beaton R 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. D 0%
MA State House-Eighteenth Worcester Ryan Fattman R 0%
MA State Senate-Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing D 100%
MA State Senate-Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty D 100%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 100%
MA State Senate-Cape and Islands Dan Wolf D 100%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 100%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 50%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold D 100%
MA State Senate-Hampden James Welch D 100%
MA State Senate-First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras D 100%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 100%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex Eileen Donoghue D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 100%
MA State Senate-Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly D 100%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 100%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Suffolk Sal DiDomenico D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 100%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 100%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 0%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross R 0%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D 100%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray D 100%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy D 0%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R 0%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk Linda Forry D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz D 100%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger D 100%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Worcester Mike Moore D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore D 0%
Paul Adams 0%
Kevin Aguiar 100%
Demetrius Atsalis 100%
Steven Baddour 100%
Richard Bastien 0%
Frederick Berry 100%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 100%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Susan Fargo 100%
John Fresolo 0%
John Hart, Jr. 0%
Carlos Henriquez 100%
Michael Knapik 0%

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