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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic F
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic F
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic F
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic F
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican A
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson D
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo F
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican A
Samuel Aanestad A
Deirdre Alpert F
Elaine Alquist F
Dion Aroner F
Roy Ashburn A
Audie Bock C-
Mike Briggs A
James Brulte A
John Burton F
Thomas Calderon F
Bill Campbell A
Dennis Cardoza D
Ellen Corbett F
Lou Correa D
Dave Cox A
Richard Dickerson A
John Anthony Dutra F
Marco Antonio Firebaugh F
Dean Florez A
Sally Havice D
Ross Johnson A
Betty Karnette F
Fred Keeley F
William Knight A
Lynne Leach A-
Bill Leonard A
John Longville F
Ken Maddox A
Abel Maldonado C
Carole Migden F
George Nakano F
Robert Pacheco A
Rod Pacheco C+
Louis Papan F
Don Perata F
Anthony Pescetti B
Richard Keith Rainey D
Sarah Reyes F
Gloria Romero F
Kevin Shelley F
Byron Sher F
Darrell Steinberg F
Tony Strickland A
Virginia Strom-Martin F
Helen Thomson F
John Vasconcellos D
Carl Washington F
Howard Wayne F
Herb Wesson, Jr. F
Patricia Wiggins F
Roderick Wright A+
Charlene Zettel B-

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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