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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota

2005 Positions

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