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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Life Priority Network

2002 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 84%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Roy Ashburn 96%
Pat Bates 85%
James Battin 81%
Russell Bogh 93%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 6%
James Brulte 75%
John Burton 9%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
Joseph Canciamilla 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 19%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
Edward Chavez 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 91%
Rebecca Cohn 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 2%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 9%
Dave Cox 89%
Lynn Daucher 43%
Manny Diaz 0%
Joseph Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Martha Escutia 6%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 2%
Dario Frommer 0%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 87%
Dennis Hollingsworth 96%
Jerome Horton 9%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
Ross Johnson 70%
Betty Karnette 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
William Knight 71%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Jay La Suer 98%
Robert Leslie 94%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
John Longville 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Ken Maddox 91%
Abel Maldonado 65%
Bob Margett 91%
Barbara Matthews 2%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 78%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 53%
William Phillip Morrow 81%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 6%
George Nakano 0%
Joseph Nation 4%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 0%
Thomas Oller 91%
Jenny Oropeza 2%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Robert Pacheco 85%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 2%
Don Perata 6%
Charles Poochigian 91%
Sarah Reyes 2%
Keith Stuart Richman 4%
Gloria Romero 0%
Simón Salinas 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Byron Sher 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
Nell Soto 9%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
Tony Strickland 89%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
John Vasconcellos 13%
Edward Vincent 34%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 89%

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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