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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Majority

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 93%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
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 85%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 88%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 81%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 86%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 84%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
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 33%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 94%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 99%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 97%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 72%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 100%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 100%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 98%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 98%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 94%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 97%
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 1%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 85%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 99%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House 57A Tara Mack Republican 87%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 99%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 92%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
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 3%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 7 Roger Reinert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 77%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 94%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 79%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 61%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 71%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 94%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 94%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 85%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 95%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
Ellen Anderson 5%
Linda Berglin 9%
Donald Betzold 5%
Karla Bigham 8%
Laura Brod 98%
Robin Brown 13%
Mark Buesgens 100%
Julie Bunn 31%
Satveer Chaudhary 8%
Tarryl Clark 6%
Richard Day 80%
Randy Demmer 94%
Stephen Dille 61%
Denise Dittrich 39%
Connie Doepke 94%
John Doll 19%
Al Doty 28%
Keith Downey 82%
Robert Eastlund 98%
Tom Emmer 100%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 17%
Lisa Fobbe 35%
Leo Foley 7%
Dennis Frederickson 60%
Paul Gardner 5%
Chris Gerlach 91%
Joseph Gimse 65%
Steve Gottwalt 94%
Mindy Greiling 5%
Larry Haws 21%
Linda Higgins 5%
Bill Hilty 3%
Larry Hosch 26%
Larry Howes 82%
Gail Kulick Jackson 18%
Debbie Johnson 77%
Al Juhnke 21%
Michael Jungbauer 80%
Jeremy Kalin 10%
Kory Kath 59%
Kenneth Kelash 4%
Margaret Kelliher 0%
Katherine Knuth 5%
Amy Koch 93%
Paul Koering 73%
Paul Kohls 98%
Gary Kubly 17%
Keith Langseth 7%
Morrie Lanning 84%
Bernard Lieder 11%
Ann Lynch 15%
Doug Magnus 88%
Carol McFarlane 79%
Geoff Michel 71%
Terence Morrow 5%
Mee Moua 5%
Mark Murdock 88%
Steve Murphy 4%
Gerald Newton 6%
Mike Obermueller 12%
David Olin 30%
Rick Olseen 18%
Gen Olson 50%
Mary Olson 53%
Mary Otremba 50%
Patricia Pariseau 86%
Sandra Peterson 12%
Lawrence Pogemiller 5%
Claire Robling 75%
Tom Rukavina 10%
Sandy Rummel 17%
Maria Ruud 10%
Brita Sailer 9%
Kathy Saltzman 17%
Linda Scheid 5%
Marty Seifert 98%
Anthony Sertich 6%
Daniel Severson 97%
Ron Shimanski 99%
Dan Skogen 33%
Nora Slawik 6%
Steve Smith 93%
Loren Solberg 10%
Phillip Sterner 47%
Marsha Swails 24%
Cy Thao 3%
Tom Tillberry 1%
Ray Vandeveer 86%
James Vickerman 27%

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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