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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%
Joseph Atkins 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 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%
David Dill 25%
Stephen Dille 13%
Dan Dorman 14%
John Dorn 85%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Ron Erhardt 36%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 92%
Dennis Frederickson 0%
Douglas Fuller 0%
David Gaither 17%
Barbara Goodwin 100%
Mindy Greiling 93%
Bill Haas 0%
Tom Hackbarth 0%
David Hann 0%
Elaine Harder 0%
Bud Heidgerken 0%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 0%
John Hottinger 94%
Larry Howes 0%
Thomas Huntley 93%
Carl Jacobson 0%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 38%
Debbie Johnson 0%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 0%
Al Juhnke 44%
Michael Jungbauer 20%
Phyllis Kahn 100%
Steve Kelley 92%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 14%
Sheila Kiscaden 38%
Dave Kleis 0%
Karen Klinzing 0%
David Knutson 6%
Lyle Koenen 0%
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%
Ann Lenczewski 43%
Bernard Lieder 64%
Doug Lindgren 0%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Eric Lipman 0%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 100%
Mike McGinn 0%
Denny McNamara 20%
Doug Meslow 0%
Jim Metzen 81%
Geoff Michel 17%
Mee Moua 100%
Joe Mullery 88%
Steve Murphy 69%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Sean Nienow 17%
Stephanie Olsen 0%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 0%
Joe Opatz 83%
Julianne Ortman 0%
Lynne Osterman 25%
Mary Otremba 0%
Mark Ourada 7%
Dennis Ozment 0%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Michael Paymar 100%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 20%
Lawrence Pogemiller 94%
Duke Powell 0%
Prettner Solon 100%
Thomas Pugh 93%
Jane Ranum 93%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Jim Rhodes 64%
Claire Robling 0%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 0%
Dallas Sams 27%
Char Samuelson 0%
Tom Saxhaug 67%
Linda Scheid 85%
Alice Seagren 0%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 0%
Katie Sieben 100%
Dean Simpson 0%
Rod Skoe 67%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 86%
Steve Smith 0%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 93%
Doug Stang 0%
Steve Strachan 0%
LeRoy Stumpf 29%
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%
Kurt Zellers 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 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, Sr. 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 Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
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 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
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 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 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
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 Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 0%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson 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 Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 0%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes 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%

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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