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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

2006 Positions on Reproductive Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
Charles Calderon 100
Joseph Canciamilla 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Denise Ducheny 100
Joseph Dunn 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Martha Escutia 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dario Frommer 100
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Jerome Horton 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Michael Machado 100
Barbara Matthews 100
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 100
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 100
Nicole Parra 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
Don Perata 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Nell Soto 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Thomas Umberg 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
Keith Stuart Richman 86
Dean Florez 78
Lynn Daucher 71
Shirley Horton 71
Sam Blakeslee 57
Russell Bogh 57
Bill Emmerson 57
Bonnie Garcia 57
Roger Niello 57
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 57
Van Tran 57
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50
Abel Maldonado 50
Gregory Aghazarian 43
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 43
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 43
Guy Houston 43
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 43
Richard Keene 43
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 43
Jay La Suer 43
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 43
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 43
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 43
George Plescia 43
Sharon Runner 43
Audra Strickland 43
Mike Villines 43
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 43
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 43
Richard Ackerman 40
Tom Harman 33
Robert Leslie 33
Bill Maze 33
Samuel Aanestad 30
Roy Ashburn 30
James Battin 30
Robert Dutton 30
Bob Margett 30
William Phillip Morrow 30
Charles Poochigian 30
Charles DeVore 29
Dave Cox 22
Dennis Hollingsworth 20
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20
George Runner, Jr. 20
Ray Haynes, Jr. 17

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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