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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota

2005 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gene Abdallah 0%
Stanford Adelstein 100%
Jerry Apa 0%
SD State House 21 Julie Bartling Democratic 0%
Eric Bogue 0%
Jamie Boomgarden 0%
SD State Senate 27 James Bradford Democratic 100%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 0%
Michael Buckingham 0%
Joni Cutler 100%
Thomas Deadrick 0%
Thomas Dempster 100%
H. Dennert 50%
Jay Duenwald 0%
J.P. Duniphan 50%
William Earley 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Burt Elliott No Party Affiliation 50%
Larry Frost 0%
Arthur Fryslie 0%
SD Secretary of State Jason Gant Republican 0%
Cooper Garnos 0%
David Gassman 0%
Margaret Gillespie 0%
Mary Glenski 0%
Thomas Glover 100%
SD State House 2 Brock Greenfield Republican 0%
Tom Hackl 0%
Tom Hansen 0%
Gary Hanson 0%
Dale Hargens 0%
Jeffrey Haverly 0%
SD State Senate 13 Phyllis Heineman Republican 0%
Thomas Hennies 0%
Thomas Hills 50%
Gordon Howie 0%
James Hundstad 50%
SD State Senate 18 Jean Hunhoff Republican 0%
Roger Hunt 0%
Barry Jensen 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Dick Kelly No Party Affiliation 0%
Ted Klaudt 0%
Frank Kloucek 0%
David Knudson 50%
Gilbert Koetzle 0%
Al Koistinen 0%
Clarence Kooistra 50%
John Koskan 0%
Elizabeth Kraus 0%
SD State Senate 10 Shantel Krebs Republican 0%
Michael Kroger 0%
Gerald Lange 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large James Lintz No Party Affiliation 0%
Alice Lucille McCoy 0%
Royal McCracken 50%
Ed McLaughlin 100%
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican 0%
Kathleen Miles 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Garry Allen Moore No Party Affiliation 0%
Casey Murschel 100%
William Napoli 0%
Paul Nelson 0%
Benjamin Nesselhuf 100%
SD State Senate 3 Al Novstrup Republican 0%
Sean O'Brien 50%
Edwin Olson, Jr. 50%
Gordon Pederson 0%
SD State Senate 9 Deb Peters Republican 50%
SD State House 4 James Peterson Democratic 0%
Valentine Rausch 0%
SD State Senate 25 Tim Rave Republican 0%
SD State Senate 29 Larry Rhoden Republican 0%
Elaine Roberts 100%
SD State House 24 Tim Rounds Republican 0%
Donna Schafer 0%
Lee Anton Schoenbeck 0%
David Sigdestad 50%
Orville Smidt 0%
Steve Street 50%
Daniel Sutton 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton No Party Affiliation 100%
William Thompson 100%
SD State Senate 7 Larry Tidemann Republican 0%
R. Shawn Tornow 0%
Theresa Two Bulls 100%
Paul Valandra 100%
Donald Van Etten 0%
Thomas Van Norman 100%
Keri Weems 0%
SD State House 12 Hal Wick Republican 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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