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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Stockgrowers Association

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joan Andersen 100%
Keith Bales 100%
John Balyeat 100%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
George Loren Everett 100%
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 100%
Bob Keenan 100%
Harry Klock 100%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 100%
Carol Lambert 100%
Michael Lange 100%
Bruce Malcolm 100%
Daniel McGee 100%
Walter McNutt 100%
Mike Milburn 100%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 100%
Diane Rice 100%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 100%
John Ross 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Ronald Stoker 100%
Bill Tash 100%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 100%
Karl Waitschies 100%
John Ward 100%
John Witt 100%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 90%
Joe Balyeat 90%
Gregory Barkus 90%
Roy Brown 90%
John Brueggeman 90%
Edward Butcher 90%
William Glaser 90%
Duane Grimes 90%
Ray Hawk 90%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 90%
Dennis Himmelberger 90%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 90%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 90%
Tom McGillvray 90%
Joe McKenney 90%
Scott Mendenhall 90%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 90%
Bernie Olson 90%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 90%
Gary Perry 90%
Donald Roberts 90%
Jim Shockley 90%
John Sinrud 90%
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 90%
Wayne Stahl 90%
Corey Stapleton 90%
Robert Story, Jr. 90%
Pat Wagman 90%
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 89%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 89%
Jerry Black 80%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 80%
John Esp 80%
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 80%
Kelly Gebhardt 80%
Gordon Hendrick 80%
Richard Laible 80%
Rick Maedje 80%
Gary Matthews 80%
Mark Noennig 80%
Bill Warden 80%
Jack Wells 80%
John Cobb 78%
Jim Elliott 70%
Steven Gallus 70%
Gary MacLaren 70%
Glenn Roush 70%
Don Ryan 70%
Frank Smith 70%
Bob Bergren 60%
Vicki Cocchiarella 60%
Kenneth Hansen 60%
Bill Jones 60%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 60%
Sam Kitzenberg 60%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 60%
Gerald Pease 60%
Joseph Tropila 60%
Mike Cooney 50%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 50%
Jon Ellingson 50%
Kim Gillan 50%
Dan Harrington 50%
Cynthia Hiner 50%
Jesse Laslovich 50%
Ralph Lenhart 50%
Jeff Mangan 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 50%
Dan Weinberg 50%
Jill Cohenour 40%
George Golie 40%
Robert Hawks 40%
Lane Larson 40%
Greg Lind 40%
John Musgrove 40%
Trudi Schmidt 40%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 40%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 40%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 40%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 40%
Carol Williams 40%
Margarett Campbell 30%
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 30%
Eve Franklin 30%
Kevin Furey 30%
George Groesbeck 30%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 30%
Art Noonan 30%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 30%
Bill Wilson 30%
Jeanne Windham 30%
Veronica Small-Eastman 29%
Arlene Becker 20%
Gary Branae 20%
Terrence Callahan 20%
Paul Clark 20%
Sue Dickenson 20%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 20%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 20%
Teresa Henry 20%
Dave McAlpin 20%
Lynda Moss 20%
John Parker 20%
Brady Wiseman 20%
Rosalie Buzzas 10%
Tim Dowell 10%
Emelie Kay Eaton 10%
David Gallik 10%
Robin Hamilton 10%
Hal Jacobson 10%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 10%
Holly Raser 10%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 10%
Norma Bixby 0%
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 0%
Wanda Grinde 0%
Gail Gutsche 0%
Christopher Kirk Harris 0%
Joey Jayne 0%
Mike Jopek 0%
Carol Juneau 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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