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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 17
Richard Ackerman 4
Gregory Aghazarian 32
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 29
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 17
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 25
Russell Bogh 14
Debra Bowen 92
Ron Calderon 96
Joseph Canciamilla 86
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100
Edward Chavez 100
Wesley Chesbro 96
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
David Cogdill 21
Rebecca Cohn 96
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 17
Lynn Daucher 86
Hector De La Torre 96
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 46
Charles DeVore 14
Denise Ducheny 96
Joe Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 17
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 29
Martha Escutia 100
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 92
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 75
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Tom Harman 33
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 8
Jerome Horton 100
Shirley Horton 71
Guy Houston 18
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 21
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 96
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 96
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
Jay La Suer 7
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Robert Leslie 14
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Michael Machado 71
Abel Maldonado 54
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 93
Bill Maze 14
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 21
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 11
Eugene Mullin 96
Kevin Murray 92
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 46
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 96
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 4
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 93
Deborah Ortiz 100
Nicole Parra 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
Don Perata 88
George Plescia 11
Charles Poochigian 25
Keith Stuart Richman 43
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 25
Sharon Runner 14
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 96
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
Nell Soto 96
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 29
Audra Strickland 7
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 57
Thomas Umberg 96
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Mike Villines 18
Edward Vincent 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 14
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Mark Wyland 11
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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