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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican A
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor A-
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican A
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican A-
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican A
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican A
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican A
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican A+
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor B+
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 28B Gregory Davids Republican A
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican A+
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican A
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican A-
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican A
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican A
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican A
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor B+
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican A
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican A-
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican A
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor B-
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican A
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican A
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican A
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican A
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican A
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican A-
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican A
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican A
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican A
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican A-
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican A
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
Ellen Anderson F
William Belanger, Jr. A
Linda Berglin F
Donald Betzold F
Greg Blaine A
Laura Brod A
Mark Buesgens A
Mike Charron A
Satveer Chaudhary D
Tarryl Clark F
Ray Cox C-
Lloyd Cybart A
Richard Day A
Chris DeLaForest A
Randy Demmer A
Stephen Dille A
Denise Dittrich B
Robert Eastlund A
Tom Emmer A
Brad Finstad A
Leo Foley D
Dennis Frederickson A
Chris Gerlach A
Mindy Greiling F
Bud Heidgerken A
Linda Higgins F
Bill Hilty F
Larry Hosch A
Larry Howes A
Mike Jaros D
Dean Elton Johnson B+
Debbie Johnson A
Al Juhnke A
Michael Jungbauer A
Margaret Kelliher F
Karen Klinzing A
Amy Koch A
Paul Koering A
Paul Kohls A-
Philip Krinkie A
Gary Kubly C-
Keith Langseth A
Morrie Lanning D
Cal Larson A
Brian LeClair A
Bernard Lieder A-
Doug Magnus A
Mike McGinn F
Geoff Michel D
Frank Moe A
Mee Moua F
Steve Murphy C+
Peter Nelson A
Thomas Neuville B+
Gen Olson A
Mark Olson A
Mary Otremba A
Dennis Ozment A
Patricia Pariseau A+
Aaron Peterson D
Neil Peterson C-
Sandra Peterson D
Lawrence Pogemiller D
Duke Powell A
Madelyn Reiter A
Claire Robling A
Tom Rukavina A
Connie Ruth A
Maria Ruud F
Brita Sailer A-
Dallas Sams A+
Linda Scheid C-
Marty Seifert A
Anthony Sertich A
Daniel Severson A
Dean Simpson A
Nora Slawik D
Steve Smith A
Judy Soderstrom A
Loren Solberg A
Steven Sviggum A
Cy Thao F
Kathy Tingelstad A
James Vickerman A
Neva Walker F
Lynn Wardlow A
Andy Welti A-
Betsy Wergin A-
Tim Wilkin A

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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