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-26 Julia Brownley D F
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D F
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D F
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R A
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D F
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R A
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R A
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R A
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R A
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R A
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D F
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-7 Mark DeSaulnier D F
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D F
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D F
CA State Senate-14 Thomas Berryhill R A
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D F
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D F
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R A
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R A
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D F
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D F
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D F
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D F
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D F
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R A
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D B-
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R A
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R A
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D D
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R A
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit A
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D D
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D F
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D F
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D D
Anthony Adams A
Gregory Aghazarian A
Phillip Alexander A-
Elaine Alquist 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
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
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
Ray Lutz D
Fiona Ma F
John MacMurray B-
Wendy Maier C
Abel Maldonado B
Cam Mangels B
Brett Maxfield F
Tony Mendoza F
Jeff Miller A
Jack Mobley A
Robert Murray C
Pedro Nava F
Roger Niello A
Anthony Portantino, Jr. D
Gary Pritchard D
Derrick Roach B
George Runner, Jr. A
Ira Ruskin F
Mary Salas 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-

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