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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Majority

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 94
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 88
MN State House 17A Andrew Falk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 88
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 88
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 88
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 88
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 82
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 94
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 100
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 75
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 100
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 100
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 100
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 100
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 100
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 100
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 82
MN State House 49B Paul Rosenthal Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 88
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 100
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 57A Tara Mack Republican 87
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 100
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 93
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
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 6
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15
MN State Senate 7 Roger Reinert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 82
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 94
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 83
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 60
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 69
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 94
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
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 8
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
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 8
Donald Betzold 0
Karla Bigham 6
Laura Brod 100
Robin Brown 12
Mark Buesgens 100
Julie Bunn 29
Satveer Chaudhary 0
Tarryl Clark 8
Richard Day 85
Randy Demmer 100
Stephen Dille 60
Denise Dittrich 35
Connie Doepke 94
John Doll 23
Al Doty 19
Keith Downey 82
Robert Eastlund 100
Tom Emmer 100
Sharon Erickson Ropes 23
Lisa Fobbe 33
Leo Foley 0
Dennis Frederickson 50
Paul Gardner 0
Chris Gerlach 92
Joseph Gimse 69
Steve Gottwalt 94
Mindy Greiling 6
Larry Haws 6
Linda Higgins 0
Bill Hilty 0
Larry Hosch 12
Larry Howes 81
Gail Kulick Jackson 18
Debbie Johnson 85
Al Juhnke 18
Michael Jungbauer 83
Jeremy Kalin 6
Kory Kath 59
Kenneth Kelash 0
Margaret Kelliher 0
Katherine Knuth 0
Amy Koch 100
Paul Koering 80
Paul Kohls 100
Gary Kubly 8
Keith Langseth 0
Morrie Lanning 94
Bernard Lieder 6
Ann Lynch 8
Doug Magnus 93
Carol McFarlane 87
Geoff Michel 77
Terence Morrow 0
Mee Moua 0
Mark Murdock 88
Steve Murphy 0
Gerald Newton 6
Mike Obermueller 12
David Olin 24
Rick Olseen 15
Gen Olson 77
Mary Olson 31
Mary Otremba 53
Patricia Pariseau 92
Sandra Peterson 12
Lawrence Pogemiller 0
Claire Robling 75
Tom Rukavina 6
Sandy Rummel 17
Maria Ruud 6
Brita Sailer 0
Kathy Saltzman 15
Linda Scheid 0
Marty Seifert 100
Anthony Sertich 6
Daniel Severson 100
Ron Shimanski 100
Dan Skogen 33
Nora Slawik 0
Steve Smith 100
Loren Solberg 6
Phillip Sterner 47
Marsha Swails 24
Cy Thao 6
Tom Tillberry 0
Ray Vandeveer 92
James Vickerman 15

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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