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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana AFL-CIO

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 2 Mike Cuffe Republican 23%
MT State House 8 Steve Lavin Republican 54%
MT State House 9 Randy Brodehl Republican 15%
MT State House 11 Derek Skees Republican 8%
MT State House 18 Rob Cook Republican 46%
MT State House 23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 100%
MT State House 24 Jean Price Democratic 92%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 82%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 91%
MT State House 34 Austin Knudsen Republican 8%
MT State House 37 Bill Harris Republican 31%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 8%
MT State House 42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 82%
MT State House 50 Virginia Court Democratic 85%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 9%
MT State House 67 Tom Burnett Republican 10%
MT State House 70 Kelly Flynn Republican 8%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 100%
MT State House 77 Kathy Swanson Democratic 100%
MT State House 86 Ron Ehli Republican 23%
MT State House 88 Edward Greef Republican 23%
MT State House 91 Bryce Bennett Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 18%
MT State Senate 3 Keith Regier Republican 15%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 8%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 18%
MT State Senate 10 Steve Fitzpatrick Republican 69%
MT State Senate 11 Ed Buttrey Republican 22%
MT State Senate 12 Carlie Boland Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 38%
MT State Senate 14 Kristin Hansen Republican 31%
MT State Senate 15 Ryan Osmundson Republican 15%
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 19 Eric Moore Republican 13%
MT State Senate 22 Douglas Kary Republican 33%
MT State Senate 24 Mary McNally Democratic 97%
MT State Senate 26 Margie MacDonald Democratic 77%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 15%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 15%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 15%
MT State Senate 36 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 62%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 38 Edith McClafferty Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 39 Gene Vuckovich Democratic 91%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 91%
MT State Senate 43 Pat Connell Republican 31%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 85%
MT State Senate 47 Dan Salomon Republican 31%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 85%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 91%
MT Auditor Matt Rosendale Republican 15%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Republican 60%
Ron Arthun 27%
Shannon Augare 91%
Joe Balyeat 4%
Liz Bangerter 69%
Debby Barrett 9%
William Beck, Sr. 31%
Tony Belcourt 100%
Gerald Bennett 15%
Tom Berry 38%
Anders Blewett 90%
Joanne Blyton 23%
Gary Branae 91%
John Brenden 9%
Taylor Brown 18%
Christy Clark 25%
Robyn Driscoll 92%
Champ Edmunds, Jr. 33%
Ron Erickson 91%
John Esp 15%
Lila Evans 14%
Tim Furey 85%
Steven Gallus 100%
Steve Gibson 85%
Kim Gillan 91%
Alan Hale 8%
Betsy Hands 92%
Robert Hawks 91%
Gordon Hendrick 23%
Ellie Hill 85%
Cynthia Hiner 100%
Greg Hinkle 9%
Roy Hollandsworth 31%
Galen Hollenbaugh 5%
Chuck Hunter 92%
Rowlie Hutton 18%
Pat Ingraham 15%
Verdell Jackson 18%
Larry Jent 91%
Christine Kaufmann 91%
Dan Kennedy 15%
Krayton Kerns 0%
Harry Klock 46%
James Knox 0%
Bob Lake 27%
Clifford Larsen 91%
Dave Lewis 22%
Gary MacLaren 38%
Bill McChesney 100%
Tom McGillvray 15%
Jonathan McNiven 15%
Walter McNutt 38%
Robert Mehlhoff 100%
Mike Menahan 92%
Mike Milburn 15%
Mike Miller 38%
Michael More 8%
Lynda Moss 82%
Carmine Mowbray 27%
Terry Murphy 27%
Pat Noonan 92%
Jesse O'Hara 38%
Alan Olson 40%
Jerry O'Neil 8%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 85%
Jim Peterson 36%
Kenneth Peterson 36%
Jason Priest 10%
Joe Read 38%
Scott Reichner 23%
Michele Reinhart 85%
Rick Ripley 13%
Donald Roberts 38%
Trudi Schmidt 92%
Jim Shockley 22%
Dan Skattum 15%
Sterling Small 77%
Jon Sonju 10%
Carolyn Squires 92%
Wayne Stahl 5%
Donald Steinbeisser 27%
Janna Taylor 23%
Bruce Tutvedt 36%
Kendall Van Dyk 96%
Bob Wagner 8%
Edward Walker 9%
David Wanzenried 87%
Wendy Warburton 42%
Ted Washburn 10%
Carol Williams 91%
Kathleen Williams 85%
Franke Wilmer 92%
Art Wittich 4%
Max Yates 69%

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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