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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 20
Anthony Adams 14
Gregory Aghazarian 14
Elaine Alquist 100
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 14
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 20
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 60
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
Patty Berg 100
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 14
Sam Blakeslee 43
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 100
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100
Amina Carter 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 20
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 29
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 20
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 21
Denise Ducheny 90
Robert Dutton 20
Michael Duvall 14
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 29
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 93
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 80
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 14
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 14
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 86
Bonnie Garcia 50
Martin Garrick 29
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Tom Harman 20
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 20
Shirley Horton 29
Guy Houston 14
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 14
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 21
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 93
Sally Lieber 86
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 86
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Fiona Ma 93
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 40
Bob Margett 40
Bill Maze 29
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 14
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
Roger Niello 14
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Nicole Parra 100
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 21
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 20
Sharon Runner 14
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 29
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Cameron Smyth 21
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 71
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 14
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
Audra Strickland 36
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 14
Mike Villines 14
Edward Vincent 70
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 14
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 20
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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