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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Life Priority Network

2003 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 97%
Richard Ackerman 96%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 96%
Dennis Hollingsworth 96%
Charles Poochigian 96%
John Campbell III 95%
Jay La Suer 95%
Thomas Oller 95%
Samuel Aanestad 94%
James Battin 94%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Russell Bogh 93%
Richard Keene 93%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 93%
Bob Margett 93%
George Plescia 93%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 93%
Steve Samuelian 93%
Tony Strickland 93%
Mark Wyland 92%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 91%
William Phillip Morrow 91%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 91%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
Robert Pacheco 88%
Ken Maddox 87%
Bonnie Garcia 80%
Abel Maldonado 79%
William Knight 71%
Roy Ashburn 70%
James Brulte 68%
Bill Maze 66%
Gregory Aghazarian 65%
Dave Cox 65%
Guy Houston 65%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 64%
Robert Dutton 64%
Robert Leslie 64%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 62%
Ross Johnson 61%
Tom Harman 59%
Keith Stuart Richman 44%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 41%
Shirley Horton 38%
John Vasconcellos 34%
Joseph Canciamilla 28%
Lynn Daucher 28%
John Anthony Dutra 27%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 26%
Nell Soto 21%
Richard Alarcón 16%
Michael Machado 13%
Dean Florez 12%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 10%
Jack Scott 10%
Edward Vincent 10%
Rebecca Cohn 9%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 9%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 8%
Debra Bowen 7%
Lou Correa 7%
Barbara Matthews 7%
Jenny Oropeza 7%
Jackie Goldberg 6%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 5%
Dario Frommer 5%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
Joseph Nation 5%
Deborah Ortiz 5%
Sarah Reyes 5%
Byron Sher 5%
Darrell Steinberg 5%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 5%
Deirdre Alpert 4%
John Burton 4%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 4%
Denise Ducheny 4%
Joseph Dunn 4%
Betty Karnette 4%
Kevin Murray 4%
Patty Berg 3%
Rudy Bermúdez 3%
Wesley Chesbro 3%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 3%
Ellen Corbett 3%
Manny Diaz 3%
Mervyn Dymally 3%
Liz Figueroa 3%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 3%
Christine Kehoe 3%
Sheila Kuehl 3%
John Laird 3%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 3%
Lloyd Levine 3%
Sally Lieber 3%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 3%
John Longville 3%
Cindy Montañez 3%
Eugene Mullin 3%
George Nakano 3%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 3%
Fabian Núñez 3%
Nicole Parra 3%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 3%
Don Perata 3%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 3%
Simón Salinas 3%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 3%
Patricia Wiggins 3%
Leland Yee 3%
Edward Chavez 2%
Gloria Romero 2%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
Ron Calderon 0%
Martha Escutia 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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