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Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota

2008 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 0
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 0
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 0
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 9
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 0
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 0
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 0
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 0
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 0
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 0
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 9
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 0
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 0
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 0
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 0
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 0
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 0
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 0
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
Ellen Anderson 100
Linda Berglin 100
John Berns 0
Donald Betzold 100
Karla Bigham 100
Laura Brod 0
Robin Brown 100
Mark Buesgens 0
Julie Bunn 100
Satveer Chaudhary 100
Tarryl Clark 100
Richard Day 0
Chris DeLaForest 0
Randy Demmer 0
Stephen Dille 33
Denise Dittrich 82
John Doll 100
Willie Dominguez 100
Al Doty 0
Robert Eastlund 0
Tom Emmer 0
Sharon Erickson Ropes 100
Brad Finstad 0
Leo Foley 100
Dennis Frederickson 0
Paul Gardner 100
Chris Gerlach 0
Joseph Gimse 0
Steve Gottwalt 0
Mindy Greiling 0
Larry Haws 18
Bud Heidgerken 0
Linda Higgins 100
Bill Hilty 91
Larry Hosch 30
Larry Howes 0
Mike Jaros 100
Debbie Johnson 0
Al Juhnke 20
Michael Jungbauer 0
Jeremy Kalin 91
Margaret Kelliher 100
Katherine Knuth 100
Amy Koch 0
Paul Koering 0
Paul Kohls 0
Scott Kranz 100
Gary Kubly 50
Keith Langseth 50
Morrie Lanning 0
Dan Larson 100
Bernard Lieder 54
Ann Lynch 33
Shelley Madore 100
Doug Magnus 0
Carol McFarlane 18
Geoff Michel 25
Frank Moe 100
Terence Morrow 100
Mee Moua 100
Steve Murphy 67
David Olin 0
Rick Olseen 75
Gen Olson 0
Mark Olson 0
Mary Olson 0
Mary Otremba 0
Dennis Ozment 0
Patricia Pariseau 0
Aaron Peterson 100
Neil Peterson 0
Sandra Peterson 100
Lawrence Pogemiller 100
Claire Robling 0
Tom Rukavina 91
Sandy Rummel 100
Connie Ruth 0
Maria Ruud 100
Brita Sailer 100
Kathy Saltzman 50
Linda Scheid 100
Marty Seifert 0
Anthony Sertich 100
Daniel Severson 0
Ron Shimanski 0
Dean Simpson 0
Dan Skogen 25
Nora Slawik 100
Steve Smith 0
Loren Solberg 64
Marsha Swails 100
Cy Thao 100
Tom Tillberry 100
Kathy Tingelstad 18
Ken Tschumper 100
Ray Vandeveer 0
James Vickerman 0
Neva Walker 100
Lynn Wardlow 0
Andy Welti 91
Betsy Wergin 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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