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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican F
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican F
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican F
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic A+
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic A+
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican F
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic A-
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic B
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic C
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic A-
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic A+
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic B
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic A+
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic A
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic A+
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican D
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic A+
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican F
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic C
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic A-
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic A-
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic A+
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican F
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic B
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic A+
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican F
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican F
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican F
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic A
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican F
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic A-
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit D
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic A+
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic B
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic A+
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican F
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic C
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic A-
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi F
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic A-
Samuel Aanestad F
Richard Ackerman F
Anthony Adams C-
Gregory Aghazarian D
Elaine Alquist A+
Juan Arambula C-
Roy Ashburn F
James Battin F
Sam Blakeslee C
Anna Caballero B
Charles Calderon B
Amina Carter A-
Joe Coto A
Dave Cox F
Mike Davis A-
Hector De La Torre A-
Charles DeVore F
Denise Ducheny D
Robert Dutton F
Michael Duvall F
Bill Emmerson F
Mike Eng A
Mike Feuer A+
Dean Florez A-
Bonnie Garcia D
Martin Garrick F
Tom Harman F
Mary Hayashi A+
Dennis Hollingsworth F
Guy Houston F
Betty Karnette A
Christine Kehoe A-
Sheila Kuehl A+
John Laird A+
Lloyd Levine A+
Fiona Ma A-
Michael Machado B
Abel Maldonado C
Bob Margett F
Bill Maze F
Tony Mendoza B
Carole Migden A+
Eugene Mullin A+
Pedro Nava A+
Roger Niello F
Jenny Oropeza A-
Nicole Parra C-
Don Perata A
Anthony Portantino, Jr. B
Gloria Romero A-
George Runner, Jr. F
Ira Ruskin A+
Mary Salas A+
Lori Saldaña A
Jack Scott A-
Jim Silva F
Cameron Smyth C-
Jose Solorio A
Nell Soto A-
Audra Strickland D
Sandré Swanson A-
Alberto Torrico A-
Van Tran F
Mike Villines F
Patricia Wiggins A-

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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