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Mark Brandt Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor

Business and Consumers

2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 91%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 15%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 9%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 85%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 41%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 30%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 22%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 12%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 82%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 17%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 15%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 12%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 64%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 20%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 22%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 16%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 46%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 50%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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