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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: OutFront Minnesota

2004 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Abrams 14%
Peter Adolphson 0%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 77%
Jeff Anderson 0%
William Belanger, Jr. 13%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Greg Blaine 0%
Dick Borrell 0%
Lynda Boudreau 0%
Francis Bradley 0%
Laura Brod 0%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Ray Cox 40%
Richard Day 7%
Chris DeLaForest 0%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 0%
Stephen Dille 13%
Dan Dorman 14%
John Dorn 85%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 92%
Dennis Frederickson 0%
Douglas Fuller 0%
David Gaither 17%
Chris Gerlach 0%
Mindy Greiling 93%
Bill Haas 0%
Elaine Harder 0%
Bud Heidgerken 0%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
John Hottinger 94%
Larry Howes 0%
Carl Jacobson 0%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 38%
Debbie Johnson 0%
Al Juhnke 44%
Michael Jungbauer 20%
Steve Kelley 92%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 14%
Sheila Kiscaden 38%
Dave Kleis 0%
Karen Klinzing 0%
Jim Knoblach 0%
David Knutson 6%
Paul Koering 0%
Paul Kohls 0%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 50%
Bill Kuisle 0%
Keith Langseth 44%
Morrie Lanning 0%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 71%
Brian LeClair 0%
Bernard Lieder 64%
Doug Lindgren 0%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Eric Lipman 0%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 100%
Mike McGinn 0%
Doug Meslow 0%
Geoff Michel 17%
Mee Moua 100%
Steve Murphy 69%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Stephanie Olsen 0%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 0%
Joe Opatz 83%
Lynne Osterman 25%
Mary Otremba 0%
Mark Ourada 7%
Dennis Ozment 0%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 20%
Lawrence Pogemiller 94%
Duke Powell 0%
Thomas Pugh 93%
Jane Ranum 93%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Jim Rhodes 64%
Claire Robling 0%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 0%
Dallas Sams 27%
Char Samuelson 0%
Linda Scheid 85%
Alice Seagren 0%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 0%
Dean Simpson 0%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 86%
Steve Smith 0%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 93%
Doug Stang 0%
Steve Strachan 0%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Howard Swenson 0%
Barbara Sykora 0%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 0%
Ray Vandeveer 0%
James Vickerman 27%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 0%
Lynn Wardlow 0%
Scott Wasiluk 57%
Betsy Wergin 0%
Andrew Westerberg 0%
Tim Wilkin 0%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Auditor Rebecca Otto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 0%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 0%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 0%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 20%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 17%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 0%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 17%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 0%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 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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