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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota

1996 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican 0%
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican 0%
SD State Senate 24 Jeffery Rodrick Monroe Republican 0%
SD State Senate 26 Larry Lucas Democratic 0%
SD Council Member At-Large Kermit Staggers 0%
SD Public Utilities Commissioner Kristie Fiegen Republican 0%
SD Commissioner 3 Paul Symens 0%
Kenneth Albers 0%
Jerry Apa 50%
Robert Benson 100%
Eric Bogue 0%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 0%
Roger Brooks 0%
Don Brosz 0%
Jarvis Brown 50%
Richard Brown 100%
William Cerny, Jr. 0%
Roland Chicoine 0%
Kevin Crisp 50%
Steve Cutler 100%
Kay Davis 0%
H. Dennert 100%
Michael Derby 0%
Larry Diedrich 0%
Robert Drake 0%
Jay Duenwald 0%
J.P. Duniphan 0%
James Dunn 0%
Rebecca Dunn 0%
Barbara Everist 100%
Deb Fischer-Clemens 0%
Carol Fitzgerald 0%
Charles Flowers 0%
Randall Frederick 0%
Arthur Fryslie 50%
Richard Hagen 100%
Richard Hainje 0%
Patrick Haley 0%
Harold Halverson 0%
Arlene Ham-Burr 0%
Roger Hunt 0%
James Hutmacher 0%
Mike Jaspers 0%
Douglas Kazmerzak 0%
Marguerite Kleven 0%
Frank Kloucek 0%
Gilbert Koetzle 0%
Claire Konold 0%
Clarence Kooistra 0%
John Koskan 0%
Gerald Lange 0%
James Lawler 0%
Joanne Lockner 100%
Kenneth McNenny 0%
David Munson 50%
Donald Munson 0%
William Napoli 0%
Mel Olson 100%
Keith Paisley 100%
Mary Patterson 100%
William Peterson 100%
J.E. Putnam 0%
John Reedy 0%
Mitchell Richter 100%
Robert Roe 0%
Mike Rounds 0%
Jerry Shoener 0%
Walter Slaughter 50%
Orville Smidt 0%
Paul Valandra 100%
Drue Vitter 0%
Ron Volesky 0%
Alfred Waltman 0%
Robert Weber 0%
Kenneth Wetz 0%
Fred Cavanaugh Whiting 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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