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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice California

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 20%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 20%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 20%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 60%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 20%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Gregory Aghazarian 20%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 60%
James Battin 20%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 20%
Russell Bogh 20%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 20%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 20%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 20%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Martha Escutia 60%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 20%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 20%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 20%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 20%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 20%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 60%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 100%
Bill Maze 20%
Carole Migden 80%
Cindy Montañez 60%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 20%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 40%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 20%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 40%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 20%
Charles Poochigian 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 20%
Sharon Runner 20%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 60%
Audra Strickland 0%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 20%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 20%
Edward Vincent 40%

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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