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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%
James Battin 81%
Russell Bogh 93%
Debra Bowen 6%
James Brulte 75%
John Burton 9%
Ron Calderon 2%
John Campbell III 85%
Joseph Canciamilla 0%
Edward Chavez 0%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Rebecca Cohn 0%
Ellen Corbett 2%
Lou Correa 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%
Ross Johnson 70%
Betty Karnette 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
William Knight 71%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Jay La Suer 98%
Robert Leslie 94%
John Longville 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Ken Maddox 91%
Abel Maldonado 65%
Bob Margett 91%
Barbara Matthews 2%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 53%
William Phillip Morrow 81%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 6%
George Nakano 0%
Joseph Nation 4%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 0%
Thomas Oller 91%
Jenny Oropeza 2%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Robert Pacheco 85%
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%
Nell Soto 9%
Darrell Steinberg 0%
Tony Strickland 89%
John Vasconcellos 13%
Edward Vincent 34%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
Mark Wyland 89%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 9%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 2%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 6%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 19%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 0%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 85%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 78%

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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