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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 77%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 50%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 60%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 60%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 50%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 80%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 90%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 70%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 50%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 20%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 80%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 70%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 60%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 80%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 60%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 80%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 70%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 60%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 70%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 60%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 60%
Joan Andersen 70%
Sherm Anderson 60%
Keith Bales 50%
Norman Ballantyne 70%
Joe Balyeat 40%
Gregory Barkus 50%
Arlene Becker 70%
Bob Bergren 100%
Rodney Bitney 60%
Norma Bixby 55%
Jerry Black 60%
John Bohlinger 60%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 80%
Gary Branae 60%
Roy Brown 70%
John Brueggeman 80%
Edward Butcher 30%
Rosalie Buzzas 50%
Terrence Callahan 50%
Eileen Carney 70%
Edith Clark 80%
Paul Clark 70%
John Cobb 66%
Vicki Cocchiarella 70%
Jill Cohenour 80%
Mike Cooney 80%
Aubyn Curtiss 60%
Larry Cyr 90%
Robert DePratu 70%
Sue Dickenson 50%
Tim Dowell 60%
Jon Ellingson 60%
Jim Elliott 77%
Ron Erickson 60%
John Esp 50%
George Loren Everett 40%
Stanley Fisher 44%
Gary Forrester 100%
Eve Franklin 50%
Nancy Rice Fritz 50%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 70%
David Gallik 50%
Steven Gallus 89%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 60%
Kelly Gebhardt 50%
Carol Gibson 50%
Kim Gillan 67%
William Glaser 60%
George Golie 60%
Duane Grimes 40%
Gail Gutsche 40%
Richard Haines 70%
Kenneth Hansen 80%
Dan Harrington 75%
Christopher Kirk Harris 40%
Ray Hawk 40%
Donald Hedges 90%
Hal Jacobson 60%
Joey Jayne 50%
Royal Johnson 50%
Carol Juneau 50%
Dave Kasten 50%
Bob Keenan 40%
Sam Kitzenberg 100%
Richard Laible 40%
Carol Lambert 100%
Michael Lange 100%
Jesse Laslovich 70%
Jeff Laszloffy 40%
Bob Lawson 90%
Larry Lehman 90%
Ralph Lenhart 70%
Rick Maedje 80%
Dale Mahlum 66%
Bruce Malcolm 70%
Jeff Mangan 80%
Gary Matthews 80%
Bea McCarthy 88%
Daniel McGee 30%
Joe McKenney 70%
Walter McNutt 80%
Scott Mendenhall 50%
Doug Mood 60%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 50%
John Musgrove 40%
Linda Nelson 70%
Brad Newman 90%
Mark Noennig 90%
Bernie Olson 90%
John Parker 50%
Jeffrey Pattison 70%
Gerald Pease 80%
Gary Perry 60%
Holly Raser 60%
Diane Rice 70%
Donald Roberts 90%
N. Allen Rome 80%
John Ross 80%
Glenn Roush 90%
Brennan Ryan 90%
Don Ryan 80%
Trudi Schmidt 88%
Clarice Schrumpf 70%
Debbie Bowman Shea 100%
Jim Shockley 60%
John Sinrud 30%
Veronica Small-Eastman 60%
Frank Smith 60%
Mike Sprague 75%
Corey Stapleton 50%
Donald Steinbeisser 90%
Ronald Stoker 60%
Emily Stonington 80%
Robert Story, Jr. 60%
Bill Tash 60%
Mike Taylor 60%
William Thomas 90%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 80%
Joseph Tropila 70%
Pat Wagman 50%
Karl Waitschies 70%
Sandy Weiss 50%
Bill Wilson 50%
John Witt 80%
Cindy Younkin 70%
Tom Zook 40%

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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