Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D D
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R A
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D F
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R A
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D F
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D F
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D F
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R A
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D F
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R A
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D D
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R A
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D A
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R A
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D F
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D F
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D F
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R A
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D F
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D F
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D F
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D F
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D F
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R A
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D F
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R A
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D D
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas F
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries A
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit A
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman A
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A D
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian F
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. F
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other D
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R A
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D F
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R A
Anthony Adams A
Gregory Aghazarian A
Phillip Alexander A-
Elaine Alquist F
Tom Ammiano F
Juan Arambula B
Ken Arnold D
Jane Barnett B
Bill Berryhill A
Sam Blakeslee A
Anna Caballero F
Charles Calderon D
Amina Carter F
Connie Conway A
Joe Coto F
Dave Cox A
Robert Cuthbert C-
Mike Davis F
Hector De La Torre F
Charles DeVore A
Harmeet Dhillon C-
Robert Dutton A
Michael Duvall A
John Eisenhut C
Bill Emmerson A
Mike Eng F
Noreen Evans F
Desmond Farrelly A
Mike Feuer F
Lou Filipovich B
Fran Florez B
Brian Fuller C
Warren Furutani F
Gregory Gandrud A
Martin Garrick A
Doris Gentry A
Danny Gilmore A
Arthur Guerrero C-
Lydia Gutierrez C
Elizabeth Hansen B
Tom Harman A
Mary Hayashi F
Gabriella Holt D
Alyson Huber D
Darren Kasai F
Christine Kehoe F
Dan Logue A
Ray Lutz D
John MacMurray B-
Wendy Maier C
Abel Maldonado B
Cam Mangels B
Brett Maxfield F
Jeff Miller A
Jack Mobley A
Robert Murray C
Pedro Nava F
Brian Nestande A
Roger Niello A
Anthony Portantino, Jr. D
Gary Pritchard D
Derrick Roach B
Ira Ruskin F
Lori Saldaña D
Jack Sieglock A
Jim Silva A
Paul Singh A
Cameron Smyth B+
Jose Solorio F
Tony Strickland A
Audra Strickland A
Sandré Swanson F
Alberto Torrico F
Van Tran A
Mike Villines A
Donald Williamson C
Abram Wilson B-
Allen Wood B-
Roderick Wright B-

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