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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Montana

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney Democratic 100%
MT State House 23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 90%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 100%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 25%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 3%
MT State House 42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 90%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 5%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 75%
MT State House 93 John Fleming Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 0%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 0%
MT State Senate 3 Keith Regier Republican 0%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 0%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 0%
MT State Senate 12 Carlie Boland Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 18%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 0%
MT State Senate 26 Margie MacDonald Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 0%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 0%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 0%
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 0%
MT State Senate 36 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 3%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 38 Edith McClafferty Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 100%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100%
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk 0%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Republican 65%
Shannon Augare 100%
Keith Bales 5%
Joe Balyeat 5%
Gregory Barkus 0%
Debby Barrett 5%
Russell Bean 0%
Paul Beck 100%
William Beck, Sr. 0%
Arlene Becker 100%
Tony Belcourt 18%
Gerald Bennett 0%
Bob Bergren 100%
Tom Berry 3%
Jerry Black 15%
Anders Blewett 100%
Joel Boniek 0%
Gary Branae 100%
John Brenden 5%
Roy Brown 10%
Taylor Brown 15%
John Brueggeman 65%
Edward Butcher 3%
Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs 100%
Margarett Campbell 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 5%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Robyn Driscoll 100%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 100%
Ron Erickson 100%
John Esp 5%
Julie French 85%
Tim Furey 100%
Steven Gallus 90%
Kelly Gebhardt 5%
Dennis Getz 100%
Kim Gillan 100%
William Glaser 3%
Wanda Grinde 100%
Robin Hamilton 100%
Betsy Hands 100%
Kenneth Hansen 40%
Robert Hawks 95%
Gordon Hendrick 3%
Teresa Henry 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 0%
Cynthia Hiner 85%
Greg Hinkle 0%
Roy Hollandsworth 0%
Galen Hollenbaugh 100%
Chuck Hunter 100%
Pat Ingraham 0%
Verdell Jackson 5%
Larry Jent 100%
Mike Jopek 100%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 3%
Christine Kaufmann 100%
Krayton Kerns 0%
Harry Klock 3%
Deborah Kottel 100%
Richard Laible 5%
Bob Lake 0%
Clifford Larsen 100%
Jesse Laslovich 90%
Dave Lewis 15%
Gary MacLaren 3%
Dave McAlpin 100%
Bill McChesney 100%
Daniel McGee 0%
Tom McGillvray 0%
Walter McNutt 3%
Robert Mehlhoff 85%
Mike Menahan 100%
Scott Mendenhall 0%
Mike Milburn 0%
Mike Miller 3%
Michael More 0%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 0%
Lynda Moss 100%
Terry Murphy 5%
Art Noonan 100%
Pat Noonan 100%
Bill Nooney 3%
Jesse O'Hara 0%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 18%
Gary Perry 5%
Jim Peterson 5%
Kenneth Peterson 0%
Scott Reichner 0%
Michele Reinhart 100%
Rick Ripley 5%
Donald Roberts 3%
J. Roundstone 18%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
Jim Shockley 35%
Jon Sonju 0%
Carolyn Squires 100%
Wayne Stahl 3%
Cheryl Steenson 90%
Donald Steinbeisser 5%
Ronald Stoker 0%
Robert Story, Jr. 5%
Janna Taylor 0%
Joseph Tropila 40%
Bruce Tutvedt 40%
Kendall Van Dyk 100%
Bob Wagner 0%
David Wanzenried 100%
Wendy Warburton 3%
Ted Washburn 0%
Carol Williams 100%
Franke Wilmer 100%
Bill Wilson 100%
Brady Wiseman 90%

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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