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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Human Rights Network

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 33%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 0%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 13%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 13%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 13%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 63%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 13%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 88%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 25%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 0%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 88%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 100%
Joan Andersen 13%
Keith Bales 0%
Joe Balyeat 0%
Rodney Bitney 0%
Norma Bixby 100%
John Bohlinger 67%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 0%
Gary Branae 100%
Roy Brown 38%
John Brueggeman 13%
Edward Butcher 0%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 100%
Eileen Carney 88%
Edith Clark 13%
Paul Clark 63%
John Cobb 0%
Vicki Cocchiarella 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 0%
Larry Cyr 100%
Robert DePratu 0%
Ronald Devlin 13%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 67%
Ron Erickson 100%
John Esp 13%
Stanley Fisher 25%
Gary Forrester 63%
Eve Franklin 100%
Nancy Rice Fritz 100%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 13%
David Gallik 88%
Steven Gallus 100%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 100%
Kim Gillan 88%
William Glaser 0%
George Golie 88%
Duane Grimes 0%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Richard Haines 25%
Dan Harrington 100%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Donald Hedges 0%
Hal Jacobson 88%
Joey Jayne 75%
Royal Johnson 33%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 0%
Bob Keenan 0%
Sam Kitzenberg 0%
Richard Laible 0%
Jesse Laslovich 88%
Jeff Laszloffy 0%
Bob Lawson 13%
Larry Lehman 13%
Ralph Lenhart 88%
Dale Mahlum 0%
Jeff Mangan 75%
Gary Matthews 63%
Bea McCarthy 100%
Daniel McGee 0%
Joe McKenney 0%
Walter McNutt 0%
Doug Mood 0%
John Musgrove 75%
Linda Nelson 67%
Brad Newman 88%
Mark Noennig 38%
Jeffrey Pattison 0%
Gerald Pease 100%
Holly Raser 100%
Diane Rice 0%
N. Allen Rome 13%
Glenn Roush 67%
Don Ryan 100%
Trudi Schmidt 88%
Clarice Schrumpf 13%
Debbie Bowman Shea 100%
Jim Shockley 25%
Frank Smith 88%
Mike Sprague 0%
Corey Stapleton 33%
Donald Steinbeisser 13%
Emily Stonington 100%
Robert Story, Jr. 0%
Bill Tash 0%
Mike Taylor 0%
William Thomas 0%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 75%
Karl Waitschies 0%
John Witt 0%
Cindy Younkin 13%
Tom Zook 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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