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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Wool Growers Association

2003 Positions on Wool Growers Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic B
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican A
MT State Senate 5 Bob Keenan Republican A
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican A+
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic D
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican B+
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican A+
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic C+
MT State Senate 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic F
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic D-
MT State Senate 44 Fred Thomas Republican A
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic D
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan B
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic B+
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley B
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk A
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake A+
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican A+
Joan Andersen A+
Sherm Anderson A
Keith Bales A
Norman Ballantyne B
Joe Balyeat B+
Gregory Barkus A
Arlene Becker C
Bob Bergren C+
Rodney Bitney A+
Norma Bixby D+
Jerry Black A
John Bohlinger B
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke A
Gary Branae C
Roy Brown A+
John Brueggeman A+
Edward Butcher B+
Rosalie Buzzas D-
Terrence Callahan D+
Eileen Carney D+
Edith Clark A+
Paul Clark D
John Cobb B+
Vicki Cocchiarella B+
Mike Cooney C
Aubyn Curtiss A
Larry Cyr D
Robert DePratu A
Sue Dickenson D+
Tim Dowell D+
Jon Ellingson C+
Jim Elliott B+
Ron Erickson D-
John Esp B+
George Loren Everett A
Stanley Fisher A+
Gary Forrester B+
Eve Franklin D
Nancy Rice Fritz D+
Daniel Clint Fuchs A+
David Gallik D+
Steven Gallus C+
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro D+
Kelly Gebhardt B+
Carol Gibson D+
Kim Gillan C
William Glaser A
George Golie C
Duane Grimes B+
Gail Gutsche D-
Richard Haines A
Kenneth Hansen B+
Dan Harrington C
Christopher Kirk Harris D
Donald Hedges A+
Verdell Jackson A+
Hal Jacobson D+
Joey Jayne D
Larry Jent D+
Royal Johnson A
Carol Juneau D+
Dave Kasten A
Sam Kitzenberg B+
Richard Laible A+
Carol Lambert A+
Michael Lange B+
Jesse Laslovich C+
Jeff Laszloffy B+
Bob Lawson A
Larry Lehman A+
Ralph Lenhart B+
Dave Lewis A+
Rick Maedje A+
Dale Mahlum A
Bruce Malcolm A
Jeff Mangan B
Gary Matthews A+
Bea McCarthy B+
Daniel McGee B+
Joe McKenney A+
Walter McNutt A
Scott Mendenhall A+
Doug Mood A+
Penny Armstrong Morgan A+
John Musgrove B
Linda Nelson A
Brad Newman C+
Mark Noennig B+
Alan Olson A+
Bernie Olson A+
Jerry O'Neil A
John Parker C
Jeffrey Pattison A
Gerald Pease A
Gary Perry B+
Jim Peterson A+
Holly Raser D+
Diane Rice A+
Donald Roberts A+
N. Allen Rome A+
John Ross A+
Glenn Roush B+
Brennan Ryan B+
Don Ryan B+
Trudi Schmidt C
Clarice Schrumpf A+
Debbie Bowman Shea B+
Jim Shockley B+
John Sinrud B+
Veronica Small-Eastman C+
Frank Smith C+
Mike Sprague A
Carolyn Squires B
Corey Stapleton A
Donald Steinbeisser A+
Ronald Stoker B+
Emily Stonington B+
Robert Story, Jr. A
Bill Tash A
Mike Taylor B+
William Thomas A+
Kenneth Toole, Jr. D+
Joseph Tropila C+
Pat Wagman A+
Karl Waitschies A+
David Wanzenried D
Sandy Weiss F
Bill Wilson D+
John Witt A+
Cindy Younkin A+
Tom Zook A

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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