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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AIDS Project Los Angeles

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 87%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 85%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 92%
Dario Frommer 93%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Jerome Horton 75%
Lloyd Levine 88%
Kevin Murray 93%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 93%

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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