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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Adams A
Gregory Aghazarian A
Phillip Alexander A-
Elaine Alquist F
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic F
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican A
Juan Arambula B
Ken Arnold D
Jane Barnett B
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic F
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic F
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit A
Bill Berryhill A
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican A
Sam Blakeslee A
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic F
Anna Caballero F
Charles Calderon D
Amina Carter F
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican A
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican A
Joe Coto F
Dave Cox A
Robert Cuthbert C-
Mike Davis F
Hector De La Torre F
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic F
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic F
Charles DeVore A
Harmeet Dhillon C-
Robert Dutton A
Michael Duvall A
John Eisenhut C
Bill Emmerson A
Mike Eng F
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic F
Desmond Farrelly A
Mike Feuer F
Lou Filipovich B
Fran Florez B
Brian Fuller C
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican A
Warren Furutani F
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican A
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic A
Gregory Gandrud A
Martin Garrick A
Doris Gentry A
Danny Gilmore A
Arthur Guerrero C-
Lydia Gutierrez C
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican A
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic F
Elizabeth Hansen B
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican A
Tom Harman A
Mary Hayashi F
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic F
Gabriella Holt D
Alyson Huber D
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican A
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic D
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican A
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic D
Darren Kasai F
Christine Kehoe F
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican A
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic F
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic F
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic F
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic F
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican A
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 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
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic F
Robert Murray C
Pedro Nava F
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican A
Roger Niello A
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican A
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic F
Anthony Portantino, Jr. D
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic F
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
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic D
Paul Singh A
Cameron Smyth B+
Jose Solorio F
Tony Strickland A
Audra Strickland A
Sandré Swanson F
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic D
Alberto Torrico F
Van Tran A
Mike Villines A
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican A
Donald Williamson C
Abram Wilson B-
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic D
Allen Wood B-
Roderick Wright 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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