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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 23%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 8%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 31%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 8%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 8%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 38%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 23%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 25%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 8%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 25%
MN State Senate 37 Alice Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 8%
Ron Abrams 23%
Ellen Anderson 88%
Irv Anderson 92%
William Belanger, Jr. 38%
Charles Berg 50%
Linda Berglin 88%
Donald Betzold 88%
Len Biernat 100%
Dave Bishop 54%
Lynda Boudreau 23%
Francis Bradley 31%
Sherry Broecker 8%
Phil Carruthers 92%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
James Clark 18%
Roxann Daggett 23%
Andy Dawkins 92%
Richard Day 25%
Steve Dehler 15%
Jerry Dempsey 38%
Stephen Dille 50%
John Dorn 92%
Matt Entenza 92%
Tim Finseth 31%
Carol Flynn 88%
Leo Foley 88%
Betty Folliard 92%
Dennis Frederickson 63%
Kevin Goodno 23%
Lee Greenfield 100%
Mindy Greiling 92%
Barb Haake 31%
Bill Haas 8%
Paula Hanson 63%
Elaine Harder 23%
Kris Hasskamp 92%
Linda Higgins 88%
Bill Hilty 92%
Mark Holsten 15%
John Hottinger 86%
Jerry Janezich 75%
Mike Jaros 92%
Loren Jennings 77%
David Johnson 88%
Dean Elton Johnson 75%
Douglas Johnson 75%
Al Juhnke 92%
Ember Reichgott Junge 100%
Henry Kalis 92%
Steve Kelley 88%
Randy Kelly 75%
Tony Kielkucki 0%
Sheila Kiscaden 63%
Dave Kleis 25%
Jim Knoblach 15%
David Knutson 38%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 75%
Philip Krinkie 8%
Gary Kubly 85%
Bill Kuisle 23%
Gary Laidig 71%
Keith Langseth 100%
Peg Larsen 8%
Cal Larson 75%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 92%
Peggy Leppik 54%
Arlene Lesewski 50%
Bob Lessard 63%
Bernard Lieder 92%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Becky Lourey 88%
Harry Mares 31%
Sharon Marko 82%
Dan McElroy 9%
Mary Jo McGuire 92%
Bob Milbert 85%
Roger Moe 88%
Carol Molnau 15%
Richard Mulder 0%
Steve Murphy 86%
Robert Ness 23%
Thomas Neuville 25%
Steven Novak 88%
Edward Oliver 63%
Gen Olson 43%
Mark Olson 0%
Joe Opatz 85%
Myron Orfield 92%
Mike Osskopp 15%
Tom Osthoff 92%
Mary Otremba 92%
Mark Ourada 38%
Dennis Ozment 31%
Patricia Pariseau 29%
Tim Pawlenty 31%
Doug Peterson 92%
Pat Piper 71%
Lawrence Pogemiller 88%
Leonard Price 88%
Thomas Pugh 85%
Jane Ranum 88%
Doug Reuter 0%
Jim Rhodes 54%
Michelle Rifenberg 8%
Martha Robertson 75%
Claire Robling 50%
Jim Rostberg 23%
Tom Rukavina 92%
Dallas Sams 75%
Don Samuelson 63%
Kenric Scheevel 38%
Linda Scheid 88%
Leslie Schumacher 92%
Alice Seagren 38%
Marty Seifert 15%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Steve Smith 31%
Loren Solberg 92%
Sam Solon 75%
Allan Spear 88%
Richard Stanek 0%
Doug Stang 15%
Dan Stevens 25%
Steven Sviggum 8%
Howard Swenson 15%
Barbara Sykora 15%
Roy Terwilliger 50%
Kathy Tingelstad 8%
Steve Trimble 100%
John Tuma 17%
Jim Tunheim 92%
Henry Todd Van Dellen 15%
Ray Vandeveer 23%
James Vickerman 75%
Linda Wejcman 100%
Stephen Wenzel 92%
Robert Westfall 31%
Deanna Wiener 100%
Ted Winter 92%
Ken Wolf 31%

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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