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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc.

2008 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 63
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 73
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 92
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 65
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 92
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 61
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 65
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 71
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 92
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 92
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 41
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 98
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 83
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor -2
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 73
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 89
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 54
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 92
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 92
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 88
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor -2
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor -2
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 64
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 79
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 57
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor -4
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 50
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 75
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 94
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor -6
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 94
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 100
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
Ellen Anderson 0
Linda Berglin -2
John Berns 61
Donald Betzold 7
Karla Bigham 0
Laura Brod 96
Robin Brown 4
Mark Buesgens 100
Julie Bunn 12
Satveer Chaudhary -4
Tarryl Clark 0
Richard Day 52
Chris DeLaForest 88
Randy Demmer 73
Stephen Dille 36
Denise Dittrich 12
John Doll 0
Willie Dominguez 0
Al Doty 18
Robert Eastlund 86
Tom Emmer 98
Sharon Erickson Ropes 6
Brad Finstad 98
Leo Foley 0
Dennis Frederickson 30
Paul Gardner 0
Chris Gerlach 93
Joseph Gimse 50
Steve Gottwalt 69
Mindy Greiling 12
Larry Haws 18
Bud Heidgerken 71
Linda Higgins 0
Bill Hilty 6
Larry Hosch 29
Larry Howes 59
Mike Jaros 4
Debbie Johnson 86
Al Juhnke 23
Michael Jungbauer 86
Jeremy Kalin 0
Margaret Kelliher 0
Katherine Knuth 0
Amy Koch 86
Paul Koering 54
Paul Kohls 92
Scott Kranz -4
Gary Kubly 21
Keith Langseth 7
Morrie Lanning 61
Dan Larson -4
Bernard Lieder 0
Ann Lynch 0
Shelley Madore 4
Doug Magnus 69
Carol McFarlane 54
Geoff Michel 71
Frank Moe 0
Terence Morrow 0
Mee Moua 7
Steve Murphy 13
David Olin 29
Rick Olseen 0
Gen Olson 67
Mark Olson 100
Mary Olson 7
Mary Otremba 41
Dennis Ozment 47
Patricia Pariseau 71
Aaron Peterson -6
Neil Peterson 54
Sandra Peterson 0
Lawrence Pogemiller 0
Claire Robling 50
Tom Rukavina 6
Sandy Rummel 0
Connie Ruth 56
Maria Ruud -2
Brita Sailer 12
Kathy Saltzman -2
Linda Scheid 7
Marty Seifert 92
Anthony Sertich 0
Daniel Severson 79
Ron Shimanski 86
Dean Simpson 73
Dan Skogen 14
Nora Slawik 0
Steve Smith 54
Loren Solberg 12
Marsha Swails 6
Cy Thao 0
Tom Tillberry 0
Kathy Tingelstad 29
Ken Tschumper 4
Ray Vandeveer 90
James Vickerman 14
Neva Walker -2
Lynn Wardlow 73
Andy Welti 12
Betsy Wergin 67

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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