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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Life Priority Network

2002 Positions

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