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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice California

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 20%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Gregory Aghazarian 20%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 60%
James Battin 20%
John Benoit 20%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 20%
Russell Bogh 20%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 60%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 20%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 20%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 20%
Joe Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 20%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Martha Escutia 60%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 20%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 20%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 20%
Robert Huff 20%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 20%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 20%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 60%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 100%
Bill Maze 20%
Carole Migden 80%
Cindy Montañez 60%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 20%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 40%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 20%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 40%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 20%
Charles Poochigian 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 20%
Sharon Runner 20%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 60%
Audra Strickland 0%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 20%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 20%
Edward Vincent 40%
Lois Wolk 100%
Mark Wyland 20%
Leland Yee 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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