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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
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 17%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 8%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 18%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 17%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 17%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 13%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 17%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 8%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 13%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 9%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 13%
MN State Senate 37 Alice Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
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 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 8%
Ron Abrams 8%
Ellen Anderson 88%
Irv Anderson 92%
William Belanger, Jr. 14%
Charles Berg 38%
Linda Berglin 88%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 83%
Dave Bishop 8%
Lynda Boudreau 17%
Francis Bradley 8%
Sherry Broecker 17%
Mark Buesgens 8%
Phil Carruthers 83%
George Cassell 25%
Satveer Chaudhary 91%
James Clark 8%
Roxann Daggett 25%
Andy Dawkins 83%
Richard Day 14%
Steve Dehler 25%
Jerry Dempsey 25%
Stephen Dille 14%
Dan Dorman 25%
John Dorn 75%
Matt Entenza 100%
Tim Finseth 8%
Carol Flynn 88%
Leo Foley 100%
Betty Folliard 100%
Dennis Frederickson 38%
Douglas Fuller 33%
Chris Gerlach 8%
Mark Gleason 100%
Kevin Goodno 17%
Gregory Gray 91%
Lee Greenfield 91%
Mindy Greiling 92%
Barb Haake 25%
Bill Haas 17%
Paula Hanson 75%
Elaine Harder 9%
Kris Hasskamp 75%
Linda Higgins 80%
Bill Hilty 92%
Mark Holsten 17%
John Hottinger 88%
Larry Howes 33%
Jerry Janezich 100%
Mike Jaros 92%
Loren Jennings 75%
David Johnson 71%
Dean Elton Johnson 38%
Douglas Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 75%
Ember Reichgott Junge 100%
Henry Kalis 75%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 73%
Randy Kelly 86%
Tony Kielkucki 8%
Bob Kierlin 20%
Sheila Kiscaden 43%
Dave Kleis 38%
Jim Knoblach 17%
David Knutson 25%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 100%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 91%
Bill Kuisle 9%
Gary Laidig 38%
Keith Langseth 75%
Peg Larsen 33%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 75%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 100%
Peggy Leppik 17%
Arlene Lesewski 14%
Bob Lessard 71%
Bernard Lieder 92%
Arlon Lindner 8%
Becky Lourey 100%
Darlene Luther 92%
Harry Mares 8%
Sharon Marko 100%
Dan McElroy 17%
Mary Jo McGuire 92%
Bob Milbert 75%
Roger Moe 86%
Carol Molnau 8%
Richard Mulder 8%
Steve Murphy 100%
Robert Ness 9%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Steven Novak 88%
Edward Oliver 13%
Gen Olson 20%
Mark Olson 8%
Joe Opatz 92%
Myron Orfield 80%
Mike Osskopp 33%
Tom Osthoff 70%
Mary Otremba 92%
Mark Ourada 33%
Dennis Ozment 25%
Patricia Pariseau 13%
Tim Pawlenty 9%
Doug Peterson 73%
Pat Piper 88%
Lawrence Pogemiller 88%
Leonard Price 100%
Thomas Pugh 92%
Jane Ranum 88%
Doug Reuter 9%
Jim Rhodes 18%
Michelle Rifenberg 8%
Martha Robertson 25%
Claire Robling 29%
Jim Rostberg 25%
Tom Rukavina 92%
Dallas Sams 75%
Don Samuelson 88%
Kenric Scheevel 13%
Linda Scheid 88%
Leslie Schumacher 83%
Alice Seagren 8%
Jim Seifert 25%
Marty Seifert 8%
Wesley Skoglund 83%
Steve Smith 45%
Loren Solberg 91%
Sam Solon 75%
Allan Spear 88%
Richard Stanek 18%
Doug Stang 8%
Dan Stevens 0%
Julie Storm 17%
Steven Sviggum 17%
Howard Swenson 25%
Barbara Sykora 8%
Roy Terwilliger 38%
Kathy Tingelstad 17%
Steve Trimble 83%
John Tuma 8%
Jim Tunheim 75%
Henry Todd Van Dellen 9%
Ray Vandeveer 25%
James Vickerman 100%
Linda Wejcman 82%
Stephen Wenzel 75%
Andrew Westerberg 8%
Robert Westfall 18%
Deanna Wiener 75%
Tim Wilkin 8%
Ted Winter 92%
Ken Wolf 8%
Donald Ziegler 0%

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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