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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 14%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 14%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 5%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 14%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 14%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 14%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 24%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 14%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 14%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 38%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 5%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 27%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble 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 93%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 14%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 9%
Ron Abrams 18%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 95%
William Belanger, Jr. 29%
Charles Berg 23%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 95%
Dave Bishop 5%
Lynda Boudreau 14%
Francis Bradley 14%
Mark Buesgens 0%
George Cassell 9%
Satveer Chaudhary 93%
James Clark 9%
Roxann Daggett 14%
Andy Dawkins 95%
Richard Day 27%
Steve Dehler 23%
Jerry Dempsey 23%
Stephen Dille 33%
Dan Dorman 14%
John Dorn 100%
Robert Eastlund 23%
Matt Entenza 95%
Geri Evans 95%
Tim Finseth 14%
Leo Foley 93%
Betty Folliard 100%
Chuck Fowler 87%
Dennis Frederickson 43%
Douglas Fuller 14%
Chris Gerlach 5%
Mark Gleason 100%
Kevin Goodno 18%
Gregory Gray 100%
Mindy Greiling 95%
Bill Haas 14%
Elaine Harder 14%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
Mark Holsten 14%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 23%
Carl Jacobson 18%
Mike Jaros 100%
Loren Jennings 91%
David Johnson 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 87%
Debbie Johnson 27%
Douglas Johnson 100%
Ruth Johnson 95%
Al Juhnke 91%
Henry Kalis 95%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 95%
Randy Kelly 93%
Tony Kielkucki 9%
Bob Kierlin 27%
Anthony Kinkel 100%
Sheila Kiscaden 53%
Dave Kleis 33%
Jim Knoblach 14%
David Knutson 27%
Luanne Koskinen 95%
Jane Krentz 100%
Philip Krinkie 5%
Gary Kubly 95%
Bill Kuisle 14%
Keith Langseth 93%
Cal Larson 27%
Dan Larson 86%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 100%
Peggy Leppik 18%
Arlene Lesewski 43%
Bob Lessard 60%
Bernard Lieder 95%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Eric Lipman 14%
Becky Lourey 100%
Darlene Luther 95%
Harry Mares 14%
Sharon Marko 86%
Dan McElroy 14%
Mary Jo McGuire 95%
Bob Milbert 91%
Roger Moe 100%
Carol Molnau 14%
Richard Mulder 0%
Steve Murphy 100%
Robert Ness 14%
Thomas Neuville 27%
Edward Oliver 27%
Gen Olson 31%
Mark Olson 14%
Joe Opatz 76%
Myron Orfield 100%
Mike Osskopp 18%
Tom Osthoff 90%
Mary Otremba 90%
Mark Ourada 31%
Dennis Ozment 14%
Patricia Pariseau 29%
Tim Pawlenty 14%
Maxine Penas 9%
Doug Peterson 95%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Leonard Price 100%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 20%
Jim Rhodes 27%
Michelle Rifenberg 14%
Twyla Ring 100%
Martha Robertson 46%
Claire Robling 36%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 14%
Julie Ann Sabo 100%
Dallas Sams 80%
Don Samuelson 86%
Kenric Scheevel 23%
Linda Scheid 100%
Leslie Schumacher 91%
Grace Stabell Schwab 33%
Alice Seagren 14%
Marty Seifert 9%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 89%
Steve Smith 32%
Loren Solberg 94%
Sam Solon 100%
Richard Stanek 14%
Doug Stang 14%
Dan Stevens 27%
Steven Sviggum 14%
Dale Swapinski 100%
Howard Swenson 14%
Barbara Sykora 14%
Roy Terwilliger 50%
Mark Thompson 86%
Kathy Tingelstad 14%
John Tuma 27%
Ray Vandeveer 18%
James Vickerman 80%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 18%
Scott Wasiluk 95%
Stephen Wenzel 86%
Andrew Westerberg 27%
Deanna Wiener 93%
Tim Wilkin 9%
Ted Winter 91%

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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