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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice California

2006 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Joe Coto 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Noreen Evans 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Bonnie Garcia 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 0%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Johan Klehs 100%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Bill Maze 0%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 50%
Nicole Parra 100%
George Plescia 0%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Audra Strickland 0%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 0%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 0%
Mark Wyland 0%
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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