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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 18%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 20%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 98%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 36%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 18%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 95%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 16%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 26%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Richard Ackerman 19%
Gregory Aghazarian 24%
Richard Alarcón 90%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 84%
Roy Ashburn 26%
James Battin 21%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 20%
Russell Bogh 32%
Debra Bowen 93%
Ron Calderon 96%
John Campbell III 21%
Joseph Canciamilla 78%
Edward Chavez 98%
Wesley Chesbro 98%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 98%
Dave Cox 29%
Lynn Daucher 28%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 24%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Joe Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 24%
Mervyn Dymally 98%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Martha Escutia 90%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 98%
Dean Florez 90%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 58%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 22%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Jerome Horton 94%
Shirley Horton 54%
Guy Houston 16%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 98%
Richard Keene 22%
Christine Kehoe 98%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 93%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 20%
Robert Leslie 24%
Lloyd Levine 98%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 83%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Bob Margett 24%
Barbara Matthews 80%
Bill Maze 10%
Carole Migden 98%
Cindy Montañez 98%
William Phillip Morrow 29%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 6%
Eugene Mullin 98%
Kevin Murray 76%
Joseph Nation 98%
Pedro Nava 98%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 14%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 93%
Nicole Parra 84%
Don Perata 98%
George Plescia 24%
Charles Poochigian 38%
Keith Stuart Richman 36%
Gloria Romero 95%
George Runner, Jr. 19%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 93%
Nell Soto 98%
Audra Strickland 16%
Alberto Torrico 98%
Van Tran 44%
Thomas Umberg 98%
Mike Villines 14%
Edward Vincent 88%
Mark Wyland 20%
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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