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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%
Pat Bates 91%
James Battin 94%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 62%
Patty Berg 3%
Rudy Bermúdez 3%
Russell Bogh 93%
James Brulte 68%
John Burton 4%
Joseph Canciamilla 28%
Edward Chavez 2%
Rebecca Cohn 9%
Dave Cox 65%
Lynn Daucher 28%
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%
Tom Harman 59%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Dennis Hollingsworth 96%
Jerome Horton 10%
Shirley Horton 38%
Guy Houston 65%
Ross Johnson 61%
Betty Karnette 4%
Richard Keene 93%
Christine Kehoe 3%
William Knight 71%
Sheila Kuehl 3%
John Laird 3%
Jay La Suer 95%
Robert Leslie 64%
Lloyd Levine 3%
Sally Lieber 3%
John Longville 3%
Michael Machado 13%
Ken Maddox 87%
Abel Maldonado 79%
Bob Margett 93%
Barbara Matthews 7%
Bill Maze 66%
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%
Fabian Núñez 3%
Thomas Oller 95%
Jenny Oropeza 7%
Deborah Ortiz 5%
Robert Pacheco 88%
Nicole Parra 3%
Don Perata 3%
George Plescia 93%
Charles Poochigian 96%
Sarah Reyes 5%
Keith Stuart Richman 44%
Gloria Romero 2%
Sharon Runner 93%
Simón Salinas 3%
Steve Samuelian 93%
Jack Scott 10%
Byron Sher 5%
Nell Soto 21%
Tony Strickland 93%
John Vasconcellos 34%
Edward Vincent 10%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 3%
Patricia Wiggins 3%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 5%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 3%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 5%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 90%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 92%

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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