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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Life Priority Network

2003 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Richard Ackerman 96%
Gregory Aghazarian 65%
Richard Alarcón 16%
Deirdre Alpert 4%
Roy Ashburn 70%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 91%
James Battin 94%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 62%
Patty Berg 3%
Rudy Bermúdez 3%
Russell Bogh 93%
Debra Bowen 7%
James Brulte 68%
John Burton 4%
Ron Calderon 0%
John Campbell III 95%
Joseph Canciamilla 28%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 4%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 5%
Edward Chavez 2%
Wesley Chesbro 3%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 3%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 64%
Rebecca Cohn 9%
Ellen Corbett 3%
Lou Correa 7%
Dave Cox 65%
Lynn Daucher 28%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 96%
Manny Diaz 3%
Denise Ducheny 4%
Joseph Dunn 4%
John Anthony Dutra 27%
Robert Dutton 64%
Mervyn Dymally 3%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 3%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 26%
Dean Florez 12%
Dario Frommer 5%
Bonnie Garcia 80%
Jackie Goldberg 6%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3%
Tom Harman 59%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Dennis Hollingsworth 96%
Jerome Horton 10%
Shirley Horton 38%
Guy Houston 65%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 3%
Ross Johnson 61%
Betty Karnette 4%
Richard Keene 93%
Christine Kehoe 3%
William Knight 71%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 8%
Sheila Kuehl 3%
John Laird 3%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 93%
Jay La Suer 95%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 3%
Robert Leslie 64%
Lloyd Levine 3%
Sally Lieber 3%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 3%
John Longville 3%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
Michael Machado 13%
Ken Maddox 87%
Abel Maldonado 79%
Bob Margett 93%
Barbara Matthews 7%
Bill Maze 66%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 41%
Cindy Montañez 3%
William Phillip Morrow 91%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 97%
Eugene Mullin 3%
Kevin Murray 4%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 91%
George Nakano 3%
Joseph Nation 5%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 3%
Fabian Núñez 3%
Thomas Oller 95%
Jenny Oropeza 7%
Deborah Ortiz 5%
Robert Pacheco 88%
Nicole Parra 3%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 3%
Don Perata 3%
George Plescia 93%
Charles Poochigian 96%
Sarah Reyes 5%
Keith Stuart Richman 44%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 3%
Gloria Romero 2%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 93%
Simón Salinas 3%
Steve Samuelian 93%
Jack Scott 10%
Byron Sher 5%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 3%
Nell Soto 21%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 90%
Darrell Steinberg 5%
Tony Strickland 93%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 9%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
John Vasconcellos 34%
Edward Vincent 10%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 3%
Patricia Wiggins 3%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 5%
Mark Wyland 92%
Leland Yee 3%

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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