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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
Tom Ammiano F
Juan Arambula B
Ken Arnold D
Jane Barnett B
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit A
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
Curt Hagman A
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
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-
Roderick Wright B-
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic F
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic F
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic F
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic F
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic F
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic A
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic F
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic D
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic D
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic F
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic F
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic F
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic F
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic F
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic F
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic F
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic F
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic D
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic D
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan D
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation F
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation F
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican A
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican A
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican A
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican A
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican A
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican A
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican A
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican A
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican A
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican A
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican A
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican A

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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