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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican 89%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 33%
MT State Senate 17 Greg Jergeson Democratic 13%
MT Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Democratic 33%
MT Director of the Department of Revenue Mike Kadas Democratic 22%
Chris Marie Ahner 100%
Gary Aklestad 88%
Shiell Anderson 89%
Larry Baer 100%
Joseph Barnett 100%
Beverly Barnhart 44%
Sue Bartlett 13%
Tom Beck 100%
Steve Benedict 100%
Ellen Bergman 100%
Ernest Bergsagel 89%
Peggy Ann Bergsagel 88%
Al Bishop 38%
William Boharski 100%
John Bohlinger 67%
Matt Brainard 100%
Vivian Brooke 0%
Robert Joseph Brown 100%
Jim Burnett 100%
William Carey 22%
B. F. Christiaens 25%
Robert Clark 78%
John Cobb 89%
Vicki Cocchiarella 22%
Mack Cole 100%
Bruce Crippen 75%
William Crismore 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Roger DeBruycker 89%
Matthew Denny 78%
Charles Devaney 100%
Gerry Devlin 100%
Steve Doherty 0%
Dorothy Eck 25%
Jon Ellingson 22%
Alvin Ellis, Jr. 89%
C.A. Emerson 88%
Sharon Kay Estrada 100%
David Ewer 33%
Gary Feland 89%
Marjorie Cleveland Fisher 75%
Rose Forbes 78%
Gary Forrester 88%
Mike Foster 100%
Eve Franklin 13%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 100%
Delwyn Gage 88%
Patrick Galvin 22%
Edward Grady 78%
Dick Green 89%
Duane Grimes 89%
Larry Hal Grinde 89%
Lorents Grosfield 100%
Antoinette Hagener 22%
Mike Halligan 38%
H.S. Hanson 89%
Marian Hanson 89%
Ethel Harding 88%
Don Hargrove 100%
John Harp 100%
Hal Harper 44%
Dan Harrington 33%
Harriet Hayne 89%
George Heavy Runner 50%
Jack Herron 89%
John Hertel 100%
Chase Hibbard 67%
Ric Holden 100%
Don Holland 100%
Joan Hurdle 11%
Reiny Jabs 100%
Judy Jacobson 50%
Loren Jenkins 100%
John Johnson 44%
Royal Johnson 67%
Rick Jore 100%
Betty Lou Kasten 88%
Thomas Keating 100%
Bob Keenan 78%
Sam Kitzenberg 56%
Terry Klampe 25%
Dick Knox 78%
Deborah Kottel 44%
Donald Larson 50%
John Lynch 13%
Rod Marshall 88%
Bonnie Martinez 100%
Gay Ann Masolo 100%
Matt McCann 75%
Daniel McGee 100%
Jeanette McKee 75%
William Menahan 56%
John Mercer 89%
Kenneth Lee Mesaros 100%
Ken Miller 100%
Norman Mills 89%
Arnie Mohl 88%
Brad Molnar 78%
Judy Rice Murdock 78%
Linda Nelson 63%
Thomas Nelson 89%
Karl Ohs 100%
Scott James Orr 89%
Robert Pavlovich 56%
Ray Peck 38%
Robert Pipinich 13%
Joe Quilici 67%
Bob Raney 44%
Robert Ream 22%
William Rehbein, Jr. 100%
John Rose 89%
William Ryan 44%
Dore Schwinden 22%
Debbie Bowman Shea 67%
Bruce Simon 78%
Richard Simpkins 100%
Paul Sliter 100%
Liz Smith 89%
Susan Smith 100%
Loren Soft 78%
Roger Somerville 89%
Mike Sprague 100%
Barry Stang 14%
Emily Stonington 38%
Robert Story, Jr. 89%
Jay Stovall 100%
Charles Swysgood 88%
Bill Tash 88%
Lila Taylor 89%
Daryl Toews 75%
Cliff Trexler 78%
Joseph Tropila 44%
Carley Tuss 44%
Larry Tveit 88%
Fred Van Valkenburg 13%
Douglas Wagner 89%
Mignon Waterman 38%
Jeff Weldon 13%
Jack Wells 100%
Kenneth Wennemar 11%
Bill Wilson 29%
William Wiseman 89%
Diana E. Wyatt 33%
Tom Zook 100%

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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