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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 14%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 29%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 14%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 23%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 36%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 21%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 50%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 21%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 21%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 50%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 17%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 38%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 21%
Ron Abrams 14%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 100%
William Belanger, Jr. 50%
Charles Berg 62%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Dave Bishop 29%
Lynda Boudreau 29%
Francis Bradley 29%
Mark Buesgens 14%
George Cassell 21%
James Clark 14%
Roxann Daggett 29%
Andy Dawkins 100%
Richard Day 38%
Steve Dehler 29%
Jerry Dempsey 38%
Stephen Dille 50%
Dan Dorman 36%
John Dorn 100%
Matt Entenza 100%
Tim Finseth 36%
Leo Foley 100%
Betty Folliard 100%
Dennis Frederickson 50%
Douglas Fuller 50%
Chris Gerlach 14%
Mark Gleason 100%
Kevin Goodno 100%
Gregory Gray 100%
Mindy Greiling 93%
Bill Haas 31%
Elaine Harder 14%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 93%
Mark Holsten 23%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 50%
Mike Jaros 93%
Loren Jennings 93%
David Johnson 80%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Douglas Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 86%
Henry Kalis 93%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Randy Kelly 86%
Tony Kielkucki 14%
Bob Kierlin 50%
Anthony Kinkel 100%
Sheila Kiscaden 29%
Dave Kleis 50%
Jim Knoblach 21%
David Knutson 38%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 88%
Philip Krinkie 15%
Gary Kubly 86%
Bill Kuisle 29%
Keith Langseth 100%
Cal Larson 50%
Dan Larson 86%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 100%
Peggy Leppik 43%
Arlene Lesewski 25%
Bob Lessard 86%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Arlon Lindner 14%
Becky Lourey 100%
Darlene Luther 79%
Harry Mares 38%
Sharon Marko 92%
Dan McElroy 21%
Mary Jo McGuire 100%
Bob Milbert 83%
Roger Moe 100%
Carol Molnau 29%
Richard Mulder 7%
Steve Murphy 100%
Robert Ness 43%
Thomas Neuville 25%
Edward Oliver 29%
Gen Olson 38%
Mark Olson 29%
Joe Opatz 79%
Mike Osskopp 43%
Tom Osthoff 93%
Mary Otremba 90%
Mark Ourada 50%
Dennis Ozment 29%
Patricia Pariseau 25%
Tim Pawlenty 14%
Doug Peterson 93%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Leonard Price 100%
Thomas Pugh 93%
Jane Ranum 100%
Jim Rhodes 29%
Michelle Rifenberg 14%
Twyla Ring 86%
Martha Robertson 63%
Claire Robling 38%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Dallas Sams 100%
Don Samuelson 88%
Kenric Scheevel 63%
Linda Scheid 100%
Leslie Schumacher 79%
Alice Seagren 36%
Marty Seifert 29%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Steve Smith 36%
Loren Solberg 100%
Sam Solon 100%
Richard Stanek 29%
Doug Stang 17%
Dan Stevens 25%
Steven Sviggum 21%
Dale Swapinski 100%
Howard Swenson 29%
Barbara Sykora 21%
Roy Terwilliger 50%
Kathy Tingelstad 29%
John Tuma 36%
Ray Vandeveer 43%
James Vickerman 100%
Stephen Wenzel 71%
Andrew Westerberg 36%
Deanna Wiener 88%
Tim Wilkin 21%
Ted Winter 100%
Ken Wolf 15%

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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