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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican A
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican A
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican A+
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic F
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic F
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic C
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic F
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic D
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican A
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic F
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic F
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas F-
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation F
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer A+
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit A
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation C-
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz F-
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill A
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi A
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan F
Richard Ackerman A
Gregory Aghazarian A
Roy Ashburn A
James Battin A
Rudy Bermúdez D
Russell Bogh A
Ron Calderon F
John Campbell III A
Joseph Canciamilla C+
Edward Chavez F
Rebecca Cohn F
Dave Cox A+
Lynn Daucher B
Robert Dutton A+
Mervyn Dymally F
Dario Frommer F
Bonnie Garcia B
Jackie Goldberg F
Tom Harman A
Ray Haynes, Jr. A
Jerome Horton D
Shirley Horton B
Guy Houston A
Ross Johnson ?
Betty Karnette F
Richard Keene A
Christine Kehoe F
Sheila Kuehl F
John Laird F
Jay La Suer A+
Robert Leslie A
Lloyd Levine F
Sally Lieber F
Michael Machado F
Abel Maldonado C
Bob Margett A
Barbara Matthews C
Bill Maze A
Cindy Montañez F
Dennis Lee Mountjoy A
Joseph Nation F-
Gloria Negrete McLeod B+
Fabian Núñez D
Jenny Oropeza D
Nicole Parra B
Don Perata F
George Plescia A
Keith Stuart Richman B
Simón Salinas D
Jack Scott F-
Edward Vincent F
Mark Wyland A
Leland Yee F

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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