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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 38
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 19
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 63
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 42
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 40
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 98
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 96
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 92
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 45
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 50
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 98
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 40
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 96
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 33
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 38
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 19
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 38
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 50
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 35
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 98
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 23
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 97
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 48
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 96
Samuel Aanestad 23
Richard Ackerman 23
Anthony Adams 65
Gregory Aghazarian 63
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 38
James Battin 35
Patty Berg 98
Sam Blakeslee 55
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 95
Amina Carter 98
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 23
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 95
Charles DeVore 50
Denise Ducheny 96
Robert Dutton 23
Michael Duvall 48
Mervyn Dymally 98
Bill Emmerson 50
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 92
Bonnie Garcia 68
Martin Garrick 40
Tom Harman 19
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 27
Shirley Horton 70
Guy Houston 45
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 48
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 98
Lloyd Levine 98
Sally Lieber 98
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 92
Abel Maldonado 54
Bob Margett 31
Bill Maze 43
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 98
Roger Niello 40
Fabian Núñez 93
Jenny Oropeza 100
Nicole Parra 98
Don Perata 92
George Plescia 50
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 96
George Runner, Jr. 27
Sharon Runner 48
Ira Ruskin 95
Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 96
Jim Silva 43
Cameron Smyth 48
Jose Solorio 98
Nell Soto 73
Audra Strickland 48
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 70
Mike Villines 48
Edward Vincent 73
Patricia Wiggins 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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