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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2007 Positions on Tax Reduction

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 91
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 67
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 92
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 50
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 67
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 75
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 75
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 92
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 92
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 44
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 92
MN State House 39A Robert Dettmer Republican 91
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 92
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 92
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 83
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 92
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 100
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 92
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 75
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 75
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 66
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 50
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 75
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 91
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 92
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 100
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
Ellen Anderson 0
Linda Berglin 0
John Berns 92
Donald Betzold 0
Karla Bigham 0
Laura Brod 91
Robin Brown 8
Mark Buesgens 100
Julie Bunn 25
Satveer Chaudhary 0
Tarryl Clark 0
Richard Day 66
Chris DeLaForest 100
Randy Demmer 91
Stephen Dille 64
Denise Dittrich 8
John Doll 17
Willie Dominguez 0
Al Doty 0
Robert Eastlund 92
Tom Emmer 100
Sharon Erickson Ropes 0
Brad Finstad 92
Leo Foley 0
Dennis Frederickson 50
Paul Gardner 17
Chris Gerlach 92
Joseph Gimse 58
Steve Gottwalt 92
Mindy Greiling 25
Larry Haws 8
Bud Heidgerken 42
Linda Higgins 0
Bill Hilty 8
Larry Hosch 9
Larry Howes 29
Mike Jaros 0
Debbie Johnson 82
Al Juhnke 0
Michael Jungbauer 66
Jeremy Kalin 0
Margaret Kelliher 0
Katherine Knuth 0
Amy Koch 92
Paul Koering 50
Paul Kohls 100
Scott Kranz 17
Gary Kubly 0
Keith Langseth 8
Morrie Lanning 75
Dan Larson 0
Bernard Lieder 0
Ann Lynch 17
Shelley Madore 0
Doug Magnus 75
Carol McFarlane 83
Geoff Michel 83
Frank Moe 0
Terence Morrow 8
Mee Moua 0
Steve Murphy 8
David Olin 0
Rick Olseen 0
Gen Olson 70
Mark Olson 100
Mary Olson 8
Mary Otremba 33
Dennis Ozment 58
Patricia Pariseau 100
Aaron Peterson 0
Neil Peterson 66
Sandra Peterson 0
Lawrence Pogemiller 0
Claire Robling 66
Tom Rukavina 8
Sandy Rummel 17
Connie Ruth 92
Maria Ruud 25
Brita Sailer 8
Kathy Saltzman 25
Linda Scheid 9
Marty Seifert 92
Anthony Sertich 0
Daniel Severson 92
Ron Shimanski 100
Dean Simpson 83
Dan Skogen 25
Nora Slawik 9
Steve Smith 80
Loren Solberg 0
Marsha Swails 17
Cy Thao 0
Tom Tillberry 0
Kathy Tingelstad 27
Ken Tschumper 8
Ray Vandeveer 83
James Vickerman 0
Neva Walker 0
Lynn Wardlow 67
Andy Welti 17
Betsy Wergin 75
Sandra Wollschlager 8

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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