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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 70%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 89%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 10%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 11%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 10%
John Burton 100%
John Campbell III 10%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 80%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 90%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 50%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 30%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Ross Johnson 10%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 10%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 30%
Bob Margett 10%
Barbara Matthews 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 10%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 10%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 70%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
John Vasconcellos 78%
Edward Vincent 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 10%

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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