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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota

2005 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Stanford Adelstein 100%
SD State Senate 27 James Bradford Democratic 100%
Joni Cutler 100%
Thomas Dempster 100%
Thomas Glover 100%
Ed McLaughlin 100%
Casey Murschel 100%
Benjamin Nesselhuf 100%
Elaine Roberts 100%
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton No Party Affiliation 100%
William Thompson 100%
Theresa Two Bulls 100%
Paul Valandra 100%
Thomas Van Norman 100%
H. Dennert 50%
J.P. Duniphan 50%
SD Commissioner At-Large Burt Elliott No Party Affiliation 50%
Thomas Hills 50%
James Hundstad 50%
David Knudson 50%
Clarence Kooistra 50%
Royal McCracken 50%
Sean O'Brien 50%
Edwin Olson, Jr. 50%
SD State Senate 9 Deb Peters Republican 50%
David Sigdestad 50%
Steve Street 50%
Gene Abdallah 0%
Jerry Apa 0%
SD State House 21 Julie Bartling Democratic 0%
Eric Bogue 0%
Jamie Boomgarden 0%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 0%
Michael Buckingham 0%
Thomas Deadrick 0%
Jay Duenwald 0%
William Earley 0%
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%
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%
Gordon Howie 0%
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%
Gilbert Koetzle 0%
Al Koistinen 0%
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%
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican 0%
Kathleen Miles 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Garry Allen Moore No Party Affiliation 0%
William Napoli 0%
Paul Nelson 0%
SD State Senate 3 Al Novstrup Republican 0%
Gordon Pederson 0%
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%
SD State House 24 Tim Rounds Republican 0%
Donna Schafer 0%
Lee Anton Schoenbeck 0%
Orville Smidt 0%
Daniel Sutton 0%
SD State Senate 7 Larry Tidemann Republican 0%
R. Shawn Tornow 0%
Donald Van Etten 0%
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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