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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice California

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Gregory Aghazarian 22%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 11%
James Battin 11%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 22%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 22%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 89%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 89%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 22%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Lynn Daucher 56%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 89%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 44%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 44%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 22%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 11%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
Jerome Horton 78%
Shirley Horton 67%
Guy Houston 11%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 11%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 22%
Jay La Suer 11%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 11%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 44%
Bob Margett 11%
Barbara Matthews 66%
Bill Maze 22%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 11%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 22%
Joseph Nation 89%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 78%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 22%
Charles Poochigian 11%
Keith Stuart Richman 66%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 22%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 11%
Audra Strickland 22%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Edward Vincent 33%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
Leland Yee 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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