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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 77%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 69%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 77%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 85%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 77%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 77%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 77%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 77%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 77%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 77%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 85%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 92%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 77%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 77%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 77%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 77%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 92%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 77%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 77%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 85%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 92%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 85%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 92%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 77%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 85%
MN State House 39B Kathy Lohmer Republican 92%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 77%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 77%
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 77%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 77%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
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 8%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 77%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 85%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 85%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 69%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 77%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 77%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 77%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 77%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 77%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 77%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 92%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 77%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 85%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 77%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 77%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 85%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 77%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 8%
MN Commissioner 1 Ron Shimanski 77%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 8%
MN Commissioner 2 Mary Jo McGuire 8%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 77%
MN Commissioner 3 Marion Greene 8%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 8%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 77%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 77%
Diane Anderson 77%
Tom Anzelc 0%
Joseph Atkins 0%
King Banaian 69%
Bob Barrett 77%
John Benson 23%
Mike Benson 77%
Linda Berglin 0%
Kurt Bills 85%
Terri Bonoff 31%
Dave Brown 77%
Kathy Brynaert 0%
Mark Buesgens 8%
John Carlson 77%
Roger Crawford 77%
Theodore Daley 85%
Al DeKruif 85%
David Dill 0%
Denise Dittrich 15%
Connie Doepke 92%
Keith Downey 92%
Andrew Falk 0%
Patti Fritz 8%
Kerry Gauthier 0%
Joseph Gimse 77%
Barbara Goodwin 8%
Steve Gottwalt 77%
Mindy Greiling 8%
Tom Hackbarth 85%
David Hancock 77%
David Hann 85%
John Harrington 15%
Bill Hilty 8%
Gretchen Hoffman 92%
Larry Hosch 0%
John Howe 77%
Larry Howes 77%
Thomas Huntley 0%
Michael Jungbauer 69%
Phyllis Kahn 15%
Kory Kath 15%
Kenneth Kelash 0%
Tim Kelly 77%
Andrea Kieffer 77%
Katherine Knuth 23%
Amy Koch 77%
Lyle Koenen 8%
John Kriesel 77%
Benjamin Kruse 77%
Gary Kubly 8%
Keith Langseth 15%
Morrie Lanning 77%
Ernie Leidiger 85%
Mike LeMieur 77%
Ann Lenczewski 23%
Ted Lillie 85%
Tara Mack 77%
Doug Magnus 77%
Pat Mazorol 77%
Carolyn McElfatrick 77%
Carol McFarlane 77%
Denny McNamara 77%
Carly Melin 0%
Jim Metzen 0%
Geoff Michel 77%
Terence Morrow 8%
Joe Mullery 8%
Mark Murdock 77%
Rich Murray 69%
Pam Myhra 77%
Sean Nienow 85%
Kim Norton 23%
Gen Olson 77%
Julianne Ortman 77%
Michael Parry 77%
Michael Paymar 8%
John Pederson 77%
John Persell 0%
Branden Petersen 77%
Sandra Peterson 23%
Lawrence Pogemiller 0%
Roger Reinert 15%
Claire Robling 77%
Tim Sanders 77%
Tom Saxhaug 15%
Bev Scalze 15%
Linda Scheid 0%
Kathy Sheran 8%
Katie Sieben 0%
Rod Skoe 0%
Steve Smith 69%
Kirk Stensrud 77%
LeRoy Stumpf 23%
Dave Thompson 92%
Tom Tillberry 0%
Ray Vandeveer 85%
Bruce Vogel 77%
John Ward 0%
Doug Wardlow 85%
Ryan Winkler 8%
Pam Wolf 77%
Kelby Woodard 77%

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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