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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

1996-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 0%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 86%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 0%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 86%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 0%
Jeff Angelo 17%
Dennis Black 71%
Nancy Boettger 29%
Robert John Brunkhorst 9%
Michael Connolly 29%
Richard Drake 14%
Eugene Fraise 29%
E. Thurman Gaskill 25%
Jack Hatch 100%
Jack Holveck 91%
Hubert Houser 14%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 14%
Steve Kettering 40%
John Kibbie 14%
Keith Kreiman 67%
Jeffrey Lamberti 0%
Charles Larson, Jr. 8%
Mary Lundby 29%
Larry McKibben 17%
Paul McKinley 0%
David Miller 25%
Donald Redfern 43%
Kitty Rehberg 0%
Neal Schuerer 0%
Bryan Sievers 0%
Roger Stewart 0%
Margaret Tinsman 57%
Kenneth Veenstra 0%
Steven Warnstadt 67%
Mark Zieman 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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