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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Audie Bock 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Sally Havice 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Teresa Hughes 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Ted Lempert 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Louis Papan 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Sarah Reyes 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 80%
James Cunneen 80%
Richard Floyd 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 80%
Abel Maldonado 80%
George Nakano 80%
Gloria Romero 80%
Howard Wayne 80%
Scott Wildman 80%
Charlene Zettel 80%
Deirdre Alpert 75%
John Burton 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
Martha Escutia 75%
Dean Florez 75%
Martin Gallegos 75%
Tom Hayden 75%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 75%
Carole Migden 75%
Jack O'Connell 75%
Don Perata 75%
Kevin Shelley 75%
James Brulte 67%
Patrick Johnston 67%
Deborah Ortiz 67%
Pat Bates 60%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 60%
Brett Granlund 60%
Bob Margett 60%
Rod Pacheco 60%
Anthony Pescetti 60%
David Kelley 50%
Cathie Wright 50%
Samuel Aanestad 40%
Roy Ashburn 40%
Marilyn Brewer 40%
Mike Briggs 40%
Lynne Leach 40%
Bill Leonard 40%
Thomas Oller 40%
Robert Pacheco 40%
Peter Frusetta 33%
K. Maurice Johannessen 33%
William Phillip Morrow 33%
Richard Keith Rainey 33%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 25%
George House, Jr. 25%
Robert Leslie 25%
John Lewis 25%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 25%
Richard Mountjoy 25%
Richard Ackerman 20%
James Battin 20%
Scott Baugh 20%
Bill Campbell 20%
Dave Cox 20%
Richard Dickerson 20%
Howard Kaloogian 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20%
Keith Olberg 20%
George Runner, Jr. 20%
Tony Strickland 20%
Bruce Thompson 20%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
William Knight 0%
Charles Poochigian 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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