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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Animals and Wildlife

2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 80%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 64%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 80%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 60%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 80%
2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80%
2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80%

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