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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

2013 Positions (Governors)

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
CA Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. Democratic 100%
MT Governor Steve Bullock Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
DC Mayor At-Large Vincent Gray Democratic 100%
CO Governor John Hickenlooper Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
OR Governor John Kitzhaber Democratic 100%
CT Governor Dan Malloy Democratic 100%
MD Governor Martin O'Malley Democratic 100%
MA Governor Deval Patrick Democratic 100%
IL Governor Pat Quinn Democratic 100%
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 100%
NH Governor Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 100%
AR Governor Mike Beebe Democratic 50%
KY Governor Steve Beshear Democratic 50%
DE Governor Jack Markell Democratic 50%
MO Governor Jay Nixon Democratic 50%
NV Governor Brian Sandoval Republican 50%
AL Governor Robert Bentley Republican 0%
IA Governor Terry Branstad Republican 0%
AZ Governor Jan Brewer Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
MS Governor Phil Bryant Republican 0%
NJ Governor Chris Christie Republican 0%
PA Governor Tom Corbett Republican 0%
ND Governor Jack Dalrymple Republican 0%
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
SC Governor Nikki Haley Republican 0%
TN Governor Bill Haslam Republican 0%
NE Governor Dave Heineman Republican 0%
UT Governor Gary Herbert Republican 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 0%
ME Governor Paul LePage Republican 0%
NM Governor Susana Martinez Republican 0%
NC Governor Patrick McCrory Republican 0%
Bob McDonnell 0%
WY Governor Matt Mead Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
AK Governor Sean Parnell Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
TX Governor Rick Perry Republican 0%
FL Governor Rick Scott Republican 0%
MI Governor Rick Snyder Republican 0%
WV Governor Earl Tomblin Democratic 0%
WI Governor Scott Walker Republican 0%

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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