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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Advocacy Fund

2000 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 0%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 100%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 50%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 0%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 0%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 0%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 0%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 100%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 0%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 50%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 50%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 0%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 0%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 100%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 50%
Steven Angelo 100%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 100%
Jarrett Barrios 100%
Robert Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 100%
Thomas Birmingham 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 100%
David Bunker 100%
Nancy Caffyn 100%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 50%
Evelyn Chesky 50%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 50%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 50%
Carol Cleven 100%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 100%
Edward Connolly 0%
Robert Correia 0%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Brian Cresta 50%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
Paul Demakis 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 100%
David Donnelly 0%
Carol Donovan 100%
James Fagan 0%
Susan Fargo 100%
Michael Festa 100%
Kevin Finnegan 100%
Thomas Finneran 0%
Kevin Fitzgerald 0%
Nancy Flavin 100%
David Flynn 100%
John Fresolo 50%
Barbara Gardner 100%
Ronald Gauch 100%
Thomas George 50%
Anthony Philip Giglio 0%
Guy Glodis 50%
Emile Goguen 0%
Brian Golden 0%
Shirley Gomes 100%
William Greene, Jr. 0%
Cele Hahn 100%
Paul Haley 100%
Geoffrey Hall 100%
Robert Hargraves 50%
Lida Harkins 50%
John Hart, Jr. 0%
Robert Havern III 100%
Reed Hillman 50%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
Barbara Hyland 100%
Frank Hynes 100%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 100%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Shaun Kelly 50%
Michael Knapik 0%
Brian Knuuttila 0%
Peter Koutoujian 100%
Paul Kujawski 0%
Peter Larkin 0%
Stephen LeDuc 50%
Brian Lees 100%
John Lepper 0%
Maryanne Lewis 50%
John Locke 100%
David Magnani 100%
Francis Marini 50%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
William McManus II 0%
Linda Melconian 0%
Joan Menard 100%
John Merrigan 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
Charles Murphy 100%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Mary Jeanette Murray 0%
William Nagle, Jr. 100%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 100%
Robert Nyman 0%
Thomas O'Brien 100%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 50%
Marie Parente 0%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 50%
Douglas Petersen 100%
Susan Pope 100%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 0%
Henri S Rauschenbach 100%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 100%
Pamela Resor 100%
Mary Rogeness 100%
George Rogers 0%
J. Michael Ruane 50%
Jose Santiago 50%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 100%
Mary Jane Simmons 100%
John Slattery 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 100%
Harriett Stanley 100%
John Stasik 100%
John Stefanini 100%
Marie St. Fleur 100%
Joseph Sullivan 0%
Ronny Sydney 100%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
Richard Tisei 50%
Stephen Tobin 0%
Steven Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Philip Travis 0%
Susan Tucker 100%
Eric Turkington 100%
David Tuttle 0%
Jim Vallee 100%
Anthony Verga 50%
Patricia Walrath 100%
Marian Walsh 0%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 100%

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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