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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
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 92%
Dean Florez 92%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 85%
Denise Ducheny 85%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 85%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 85%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 77%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 77%
Jenny Oropeza 69%
Abel Maldonado 54%
Tony Strickland 23%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 8%
Dave Cox 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
Robert Dutton 8%
Tom Harman 8%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 8%
George Runner, Jr. 8%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%

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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