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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Dakota Right to Life

2000 Positions on Pro-Life Policy

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican 0%
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican 0%
SD State Senate 13 Phyllis Heineman Republican 0%
SD Council Member At-Large Kermit Staggers 0%
SD Commissioner 3 Paul Symens 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large James Lintz No Party Affiliation 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Garry Allen Moore No Party Affiliation 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton No Party Affiliation 0%
Kenneth Albers 0%
Jerry Apa 0%
Eric Bogue 0%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 0%
Don Brosz 0%
Arnold Brown 0%
Jarvis Brown 0%
Richard Brown 0%
Quinten Burg 0%
Roland Chicoine 0%
Judy Clark 0%
Kay Davis 0%
H. Dennert 0%
Michael Derby 0%
Larry Diedrich 0%
Elmer Diedtrich 0%
Robert Drake 0%
Jay Duenwald 0%
J.P. Duniphan 0%
Robert Duxbury 0%
William Earley 0%
Scott Eccarius 0%
H. Junior Engbrecht 0%
Barbara Everist 0%
Deb Fischer-Clemens 0%
Charles Flowers 0%
Arthur Fryslie 0%
Cooper Garnos 0%
Richard Hagen 0%
Richard Hainje 0%
Arlene Ham-Burr 0%
Gary Hanson 0%
Thomas Hennies 0%
James Hutmacher 0%
Kent Juhnke 0%
Douglas Kazmerzak 0%
Marguerite Kleven 0%
Frank Kloucek 0%
Gilbert Koetzle 0%
Claire Konold 0%
Clarence Kooistra 0%
John Koskan 0%
Gerald Lange 0%
Cheryl Madden 0%
Alice Lucille McCoy 0%
Donald Munson 0%
Sam Nachtigal 0%
William Napoli 0%
Mel Olson 0%
Mary Patterson 0%
William Peterson 0%
John Reedy 0%
Mitchell Richter 0%
Louis Sebert 0%
Walter Slaughter 0%
Orville Smidt 0%
Burdette Solum 0%
Daniel Sutton 0%
Paul Valandra 0%
Drue Vitter 0%
Ron Volesky 0%
Alfred Waltman 0%
Robert Weber 0%
Fred Cavanaugh Whiting 0%
Mike Wilson 0%
Richard Wudel 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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