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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Richard Ackerman 13%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 11%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 11%
James Battin 13%
Russell Bogh 11%
Debra Bowen 100%
Mike Briggs 11%
James Brulte 13%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 0%
John Campbell III 11%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 11%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Dave Cox 11%
Lynn Daucher 67%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 11%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 56%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 57%
Sally Havice 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 13%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 13%
Ross Johnson 13%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 33%
William Knight 13%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 11%
Lynne Leach 22%
Bill Leonard 13%
Robert Leslie 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 44%
Bob Margett 13%
Barbara Matthews 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 13%
William Phillip Morrow 13%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 13%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 22%
Rod Pacheco 33%
Louis Papan 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 13%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 78%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 11%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 71%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 67%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 89%
Mark Wyland 33%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 56%

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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