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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Trucking Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 83%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 83%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 75%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 57%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 80%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 80%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 92%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 45%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 75%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 33%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 75%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 82%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 80%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 60%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 80%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 100%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 83%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 42%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 67%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 75%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 75%
Ron Abrams 75%
Irv Anderson 0%
Greg Blaine 80%
Francis Bradley 80%
Laura Brod 80%
Mark Buesgens 60%
Mike Charron 86%
Ray Cox 91%
Lloyd Cybart 86%
Chris DeLaForest 82%
Randy Demmer 80%
Jerry Dempsey 67%
Dan Dorman 80%
John Dorn 33%
Robert Eastlund 80%
Matt Entenza 50%
Brad Finstad 80%
Mindy Greiling 40%
Bud Heidgerken 83%
Bill Hilty 0%
Larry Howes 40%
Mike Jaros 20%
Al Juhnke 40%
Margaret Kelliher 20%
Karen Klinzing 73%
Jim Knoblach 75%
Paul Kohls 83%
Philip Krinkie 60%
Morrie Lanning 80%
Dan Larson 50%
Bernard Lieder 25%
Doug Magnus 80%
Doug Meslow 82%
Peter Nelson 82%
Mark Olson 75%
Joe Opatz 75%
Mary Otremba 55%
Dennis Ozment 56%
Maxine Penas 80%
Aaron Peterson 0%
Duke Powell 75%
Tom Rukavina 0%
Connie Ruth 100%
Char Samuelson 100%
Marty Seifert 60%
Anthony Sertich 0%
Daniel Severson 82%
Dean Simpson 80%
Nora Slawik 20%
Steve Smith 36%
Judy Soderstrom 92%
Loren Solberg 0%
Steven Sviggum 67%
Barbara Sykora 80%
Cy Thao 20%
Kathy Tingelstad 75%
Ray Vandeveer 50%
Neva Walker 0%
Lynn Wardlow 91%
Andrew Westerberg 64%
Tim Wilkin 75%

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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