Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House-6 Tom Emmer R 0%
MN State House-3B Mary Murphy DFL 100%
MN State House-4B Paul Marquart DFL 100%
MN State House-5A John Persell DFL 100%
MN State House-5B Tom Anzelc DFL 100%
MN State House-8A Bud Nornes R 21%
MN State House-12B Paul Anderson R 26%
MN State House-16B Paul Torkelson R 11%
MN State House-18A Dean Urdahl R 32%
MN State House-20B David Bly DFL 100%
MN State House-21A Tim Kelly R 16%
MN State House-21B Steve Drazkowski R 11%
MN State House-22B Rod Hamilton R 11%
MN State House-23A Bob Gunther R 22%
MN State House-23B Tony Cornish R 28%
MN State House-25B Kim Norton DFL 95%
MN State House-26A Tina Liebling DFL 95%
MN State House-27B Jeanne Poppe DFL 84%
MN State House-28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 67%
MN State House-28B Greg Davids R 16%
MN State House-31B Tom Hackbarth R 0%
MN State House-34A Joyce Peppin R 5%
MN State House-35B Peggy Scott R 11%
MN State House-36B Melissa Hortman DFL 100%
MN State House-37B Tim Sanders R 21%
MN State House-38B Matt Dean R 21%
MN State House-39A Bob Dettmer R 11%
MN State House-40A Michael Nelson DFL 100%
MN State House-40B Debra Hilstrom DFL 100%
MN State House-41B Carolyn Laine DFL 100%
MN State House-43B Leon Lillie DFL 100%
MN State House-44A Sarah Anderson R 11%
MN State House-45A Lyndon Carlson DFL 100%
MN State House-46A Ryan Winkler DFL 100%
MN State House-47B Joe Hoppe R 11%
MN State House-48B Jenifer Loon R 11%
MN State House-49B Paul Rosenthal DFL 89%
MN State House-50A Linda Slocum DFL 100%
MN State House-50B Ann Lenczewski DFL 100%
MN State House-51A Sandra Masin DFL 95%
MN State House-52A Rick Hansen DFL 100%
MN State House-52B Joseph Atkins DFL 100%
MN State House-54B Denny McNamara R 26%
MN State House-57A Tara Mack R 16%
MN State House-58B Patrick Garofalo R 16%
MN State House-59A Joe Mullery DFL 100%
MN State House-60A Diane Loeffler DFL 100%
MN State House-60B Phyllis Kahn DFL 100%
MN State House-61A Frank Hornstein DFL 100%
MN State House-61B Paul Thissen DFL 100%
MN State House-62A Karen Clark DFL 100%
MN State House-63A Jim Davnie DFL 100%
MN State House-63B Jean Wagenius DFL 100%
MN State House-64A Erin Murphy DFL 100%
MN State House-65B Carlos Mariani DFL 100%
MN State House-66A Alice Hausman DFL 95%
MN State House-66B John Lesch DFL 100%
MN State House-67A Tim Mahoney DFL 94%
MN State House-67B Sheldon Johnson DFL 100%
MN State Senate-1 LeRoy Stumpf DFL 79%
MN State Senate-2 Rod Skoe DFL 89%
MN State Senate-3 Thomas Bakk DFL 94%
MN State Senate-4 Kent Eken DFL 100%
MN State Senate-5 Tom Saxhaug DFL 100%
MN State Senate-6 David Tomassoni DFL 89%
MN State Senate-7 Roger Reinert DFL 100%
MN State Senate-8 Bill Ingebrigtsen R 28%
MN State Senate-11 Tony Lourey DFL 100%
MN State Senate-12 Torrey Westrom R 21%
MN State Senate-13 Michelle Fischbach R 47%
MN State Senate-17 Lyle Koenen DFL 100%
MN State Senate-19 Kathy Sheran DFL 89%
MN State Senate-20 Kevin Dahle DFL 100%
MN State Senate-23 Julie Rosen R 53%
MN State Senate-25 David Senjem R 39%
MN State Senate-27 Daniel Sparks DFL 68%
MN State Senate-29 Bruce Anderson R 0%
MN State Senate-30 Mary Kiffmeyer R 16%
MN State Senate-34 Warren Limmer R 17%
MN State Senate-42 Bev Scalze DFL 95%
MN State Senate-43 Charles Wiger DFL 100%
MN State Senate-44 Terri Bonoff DFL 94%
MN State Senate-45 Ann Rest DFL 88%
MN State Senate-46 Ronald Latz DFL 89%
MN State Senate-47 Julianne Ortman R 17%
MN State Senate-48 David Hann R 18%
MN State Senate-51 Jim Carlson DFL 100%
MN State Senate-52 James Metzen DFL 95%
MN State Senate-54 Katie Sieben DFL 100%
MN State Senate-59 Bobby Joe Champion DFL 100%
MN State Senate-61 D. Scott Dibble DFL 100%
MN State Senate-62 Jeff Hayden DFL 100%
MN State Senate-63 Patricia Torres Ray DFL 100%
MN State Senate-64 Richard Cohen DFL 89%
MN State Senate-65 Sandra Pappas DFL 89%
MN State Senate-66 John Marty DFL 79%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon DFL 100%
MN Mayor-At-Large Nora Slawik 95%
MN Commissioner-1 Ron Shimanski 0%
MN Commissioner-2 Linda Higgins 95%
MN Commissioner-3 Michael Beard 11%
MN Commissioner-4 Karla Bigham 100%
MN Commissioner-4 Tom Rukavina 100%
MN Commissioner-6 Mary Holberg 11%
MN Commissioner-7 Chris Gerlach R 28%
Jim Abeler II 47%
Ellen Anderson 94%
John Benson 94%
Linda Berglin 89%
Donald Betzold 95%
Laura Brod 11%
Robin Brown 95%
Kathy Brynaert 100%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Julie Bunn 79%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Tarryl Clark 100%
Richard Day 41%
Randy Demmer 11%
David Dill 95%
Stephen Dille 50%
Denise Dittrich 89%
Connie Doepke 21%
John Doll 94%
Al Doty 100%
Keith Downey 16%
Robert Eastlund 6%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 94%
Andrew Falk 95%
Tim Faust 94%
Lisa Fobbe 94%
Leo Foley 95%
Dennis Frederickson 56%
Patti Fritz 100%
Paul Gardner 95%
Joseph Gimse 50%
Steve Gottwalt 16%
Mindy Greiling 95%
Larry Haws 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
Larry Hosch 100%
Larry Howes 47%
Thomas Huntley 100%
Gail Kulick Jackson 100%
Debbie Johnson 29%
Al Juhnke 100%
Michael Jungbauer 22%
Jeremy Kalin 100%
Kory Kath 74%
Kenneth Kelash 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Katherine Knuth 100%
Amy Koch 22%
Paul Koering 43%
Paul Kohls 11%
Gary Kubly 94%
Keith Langseth 94%
Morrie Lanning 32%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Ann Lynch 95%
Doug Magnus 12%
Carol McFarlane 29%
Geoff Michel 33%
William Morgan 89%
Terence Morrow 100%
Mee Moua 89%
Mark Murdock 16%
Steve Murphy 83%
Gerald Newton 100%
Mike Obermueller 84%
David Olin 95%
Rick Olseen 100%
Gen Olson 50%
Mary Olson 100%
Mary Otremba 89%
Patricia Pariseau 39%
Michael Paymar 100%
Sandra Peterson 89%
Lawrence Pogemiller 89%
Prettner Solon 94%
Claire Robling 38%
Sandy Rummel 89%
Maria Ruud 100%
Brita Sailer 100%
Kathy Saltzman 84%
Linda Scheid 94%
Marty Seifert 11%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 6%
Dan Skogen 94%
Steve Smith 21%
Loren Solberg 100%
Phillip Sterner 84%
Marsha Swails 84%
Cy Thao 100%
Tom Tillberry 100%
Ray Vandeveer 18%
James Vickerman 95%
John Ward 100%
Andy Welti 89%
Kurt Zellers 0%

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