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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2009 State Senate Score

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 77%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 8%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 77%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 92%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 8%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Ron Calderon 85%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 92%
Dave Cox 8%
Denise Ducheny 85%
Robert Dutton 8%
Dean Florez 92%
Tom Harman 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Abel Maldonado 54%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 85%
Jenny Oropeza 69%
Gloria Romero 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 23%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 85%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 92%

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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