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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Majority

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 91%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 86%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 95%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 81%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 74%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 84%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 86%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 98%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 93%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 68%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 95%
MN State House 39A Robert Dettmer Republican 95%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 88%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 93%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 32%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 81%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 97%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 98%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 91%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
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 2%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 93%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
John Berns 81%
Karla Bigham 9%
Laura Brod 95%
Robin Brown 14%
Mark Buesgens 100%
Julie Bunn 35%
Chris DeLaForest 95%
Randy Demmer 88%
Denise Dittrich 42%
Willie Dominguez 0%
Al Doty 35%
Robert Eastlund 95%
Tom Emmer 100%
Brad Finstad 95%
Paul Gardner 9%
Steve Gottwalt 93%
Mindy Greiling 5%
Larry Haws 33%
Bud Heidgerken 77%
Bill Hilty 5%
Larry Hosch 40%
Larry Howes 83%
Mike Jaros 2%
Al Juhnke 20%
Jeremy Kalin 14%
Margaret Kelliher 0%
Katherine Knuth 9%
Paul Kohls 95%
Scott Kranz 28%
Morrie Lanning 74%
Bernard Lieder 12%
Shelley Madore 10%
Doug Magnus 83%
Carol McFarlane 69%
Frank Moe 5%
Terence Morrow 9%
David Olin 35%
Mark Olson 98%
Mary Otremba 47%
Dennis Ozment 55%
Aaron Peterson 7%
Neil Peterson 48%
Sandra Peterson 12%
Tom Rukavina 12%
Connie Ruth 82%
Maria Ruud 14%
Brita Sailer 16%
Marty Seifert 95%
Anthony Sertich 5%
Daniel Severson 93%
Ron Shimanski 98%
Dean Simpson 91%
Nora Slawik 7%
Steve Smith 86%
Loren Solberg 10%
Steven Sviggum 78%
Marsha Swails 21%
Cy Thao 0%
Tom Tillberry 2%
Kathy Tingelstad 67%
Ken Tschumper 10%
Neva Walker 0%
Lynn Wardlow 86%
Andy Welti 26%
Sandra Wollschlager 14%

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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