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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Montana

2007 Positions on Reproductive Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 100
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 0
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 60
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 5
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 10
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 20
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican 0
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 65
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 60
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 100
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican 15
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 100
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 0
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 0
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 100
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 70
MT State Senate 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 100
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 100
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 0
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk 0
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake 0
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 0
Shannon Augare 100
Keith Bales 0
Joe Balyeat 0
Gregory Barkus 0
William Beck, Sr. 5
Arlene Becker 100
Bob Bergren 100
Norma Bixby 100
Jerry Black 15
Scott Boggio 0
Gary Branae 100
Roy Brown 0
John Brueggeman 25
Edward Butcher 0
Terrence Callahan 100
Margarett Campbell 100
Edith Clark 20
John Cobb 85
Vicki Cocchiarella 100
Mike Cooney 100
Douglas Cordier 70
Aubyn Curtiss 0
Sue Dickenson 100
Ernie Dutton 15
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 100
Jim Elliott 100
Ron Erickson 100
John Esp 5
George Loren Everett 0
Julie French 70
Kevin Furey 100
David Gallik 100
Steven Gallus 100
Kelly Gebhardt 0
Kim Gillan 100
William Glaser 10
Wanda Grinde 100
George Groesbeck 90
Robin Hamilton 100
Betsy Hands 100
Kenneth Hansen 100
Dan Harrington 100
Robert Hawks 100
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 5
Gordon Hendrick 10
Teresa Henry 100
Edward Hilbert 5
Dennis Himmelberger 15
Cynthia Hiner 70
Galen Hollenbaugh 100
Pat Ingraham 10
Verdell Jackson 30
Hal Jacobson 100
Joey Jayne 100
Larry Jent 100
Bill Jones 15
Mike Jopek 100
Rick Jore 0
Carol Juneau 100
Dave Kasten 0
Krayton Kerns 5
Sam Kitzenberg 70
Harry Klock 20
Deborah Kottel 100
Richard Laible 15
Carol Lambert 60
Michael Lange 0
Lane Larson 100
Jesse Laslovich 100
Dave Lewis 0
Greg Lind 100
Gary MacLaren 50
Bruce Malcolm 15
Dave McAlpin 100
Bill McChesney 100
Daniel McGee 0
Tom McGillvray 5
Walter McNutt 90
Scott Mendenhall 0
Mike Milburn 10
Penny Armstrong Morgan 20
Lynda Moss 100
Terry Murphy 5
John Musgrove 100
Art Noonan 100
Bill Nooney 5
Jesse O'Hara 0
Alan Olson 20
Jerry O'Neil 0
John Parker 100
Gerald Pease 90
Gary Perry 5
Jim Peterson 5
Kenneth Peterson 0
Holly Raser 100
Michele Reinhart 100
Diane Rice 0
John Ross 45
Don Ryan 100
Trudi Schmidt 100
Jim Shockley 5
John Sinrud 0
Veronica Small-Eastman 100
Frank Smith 100
Jon Sonju 5
Carolyn Squires 100
Wayne Stahl 90
Corey Stapleton 0
Donald Steinbeisser 0
Ronald Stoker 5
Robert Story, Jr. 5
Bill Tash 15
William Thomas 70
Joseph Tropila 40
Kendall Van Dyk 100
David Wanzenried 100
John Ward 0
Dan Weinberg 100
Jack Wells 0
Carol Williams 100
Franke Wilmer 100
Bill Wilson 100
Brady Wiseman 100
Craig Witte 0

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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