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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Stockgrowers Association

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 80%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 90%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 90%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 90%
MT State Senate 17 Greg Jergeson Democratic 50%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 90%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 90%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 60%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 30%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 80%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 90%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 30%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 40%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 50%
Darrel Adams 90%
Joan Andersen 90%
Keith Bales 90%
Joe Balyeat 80%
Tom Beck 90%
Al Bishop 30%
Rodney Bitney 90%
Norma Bixby 20%
John Bohlinger 30%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 90%
Gary Branae 30%
Roy Brown 80%
John Brueggeman 90%
Edward Butcher 90%
Rosalie Buzzas 30%
Terrence Callahan 60%
Eileen Carney 40%
B. F. Christiaens 40%
Gilda Clancy 90%
Edith Clark 90%
Paul Clark 40%
John Cobb 100%
Vicki Cocchiarella 70%
Mack Cole 90%
William Crismore 89%
Aubyn Curtiss 90%
Larry Cyr 30%
Richard Dale 90%
Bob Davies 90%
Thomas Dell 50%
Robert DePratu 90%
Ronald Devlin 90%
Steve Doherty 40%
Bill Eggers 10%
E. P. Ekegren 90%
Jon Ellingson 38%
Jim Elliott 50%
Alvin Ellis, Jr. 90%
Ron Erickson 30%
John Esp 90%
Stanley Fisher 90%
Gary Forrester 78%
Eve Franklin 40%
Nancy Rice Fritz 40%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 90%
David Gallik 30%
Steven Gallus 60%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 30%
Kim Gillan 30%
William Glaser 80%
George Golie 30%
Duane Grimes 100%
Lorents Grosfield 90%
Gail Gutsche 20%
Richard Haines 90%
Mike Halligan 56%
Don Hargrove 89%
Dan Harrington 56%
Christopher Kirk Harris 20%
Donald Hedges 90%
Dennis Himmelberger 90%
Linda Holden 90%
Ric Holden 90%
Joan Hurdle 20%
Hal Jacobson 30%
Joey Jayne 50%
Royal Johnson 100%
Carol Juneau 10%
Dave Kasten 90%
Bob Keenan 60%
Sam Kitzenberg 63%
Richard Laible 90%
Jesse Laslovich 60%
Jeff Laszloffy 80%
Bob Lawson 70%
Michelle Lee 30%
Larry Lehman 90%
Ralph Lenhart 60%
Dale Mahlum 90%
Jeff Mangan 50%
Gay Ann Masolo 90%
Gary Matthews 80%
Matt McCann 90%
Bea McCarthy 70%
Daniel McGee 80%
Joe McKenney 80%
Walter McNutt 90%
Ken Miller 100%
Arnie Mohl 90%
Doug Mood 90%
John Musgrove 40%
Linda Nelson 80%
Brad Newman 30%
Mark Noennig 60%
Jeffrey Pattison 90%
Gerald Pease 33%
Arthur Peterson 89%
Kenneth Peterson 80%
William Price 90%
Holly Raser 30%
Diane Rice 90%
N. Allen Rome 80%
Glenn Roush 89%
Don Ryan 40%
Trudi Schmidt 40%
Clarice Schrumpf 80%
Debbie Bowman Shea 80%
Jim Shockley 90%
Elaine Sliter 90%
Frank Smith 60%
Roger Somerville 90%
Mike Sprague 78%
Corey Stapleton 80%
Donald Steinbeisser 90%
Emily Stonington 40%
Robert Story, Jr. 90%
Bill Tash 90%
Mike Taylor 80%
William Thomas 90%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 50%
Brett Tramelli 30%
Joseph Tropila 70%
Durward Waddill 30%
Karl Waitschies 90%
Allan Walters 80%
Mignon Waterman 60%
Jack Wells 90%
James Whitaker 80%
John Witt 90%
Merlin Wolery 90%
Cindy Younkin 90%
Tom Zook 90%

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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