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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
Elaine Alquist F
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic F
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
Anna Caballero F
Amina Carter F
Joe Coto F
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
Mike Eng F
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic F
Mike Feuer F
Warren Furutani F
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic F
Mary Hayashi F
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic F
Darren Kasai F
Christine Kehoe F
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 U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic F
Fiona Ma F
Brett Maxfield F
Tony Mendoza F
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic F
Pedro Nava F
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic F
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic F
Ira Ruskin F
Mary Salas F
Jose Solorio F
Sandré Swanson F
Alberto Torrico F
Ken Arnold D
Charles Calderon D
Gabriella Holt D
Alyson Huber D
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic D
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic D
Ray Lutz D
Anthony Portantino, Jr. D
Gary Pritchard D
Lori Saldaña D
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic D
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan D
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic D
Robert Cuthbert C-
Harmeet Dhillon C-
Arthur Guerrero C-
John Eisenhut C
Brian Fuller C
Lydia Gutierrez C
Wendy Maier C
Robert Murray C
Donald Williamson C
John MacMurray B-
Abram Wilson B-
Allen Wood B-
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic B-
Juan Arambula B
Jane Barnett B
Lou Filipovich B
Fran Florez B
Elizabeth Hansen B
Abel Maldonado B
Cam Mangels B
Derrick Roach B
Cameron Smyth B+
Phillip Alexander A-
Anthony Adams A
Gregory Aghazarian A
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican A
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit A
Bill Berryhill A
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican A
Sam Blakeslee A
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican A
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican A
Dave Cox A
Charles DeVore A
Robert Dutton A
Michael Duvall A
Bill Emmerson A
Desmond Farrelly A
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican A
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
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican A
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican A
Tom Harman A
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican A
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican A
CA State Senate 21 Stephen Knight Republican A
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican A
Jeff Miller A
Jack Mobley A
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican A
Roger Niello A
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican A
George Runner, Jr. A
Jack Sieglock A
Jim Silva A
Paul Singh A
Tony Strickland A
Audra Strickland A
Van Tran A
Mike Villines A
CA State Senate 37 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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