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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican A
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 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican A
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican A
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican A
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican A-
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican A
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican A-
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski 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 35B Peggy Scott Republican A
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican A
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican A
MN State House 39A Robert Dettmer Republican A
MN State House 39B Kathy Lohmer Republican A
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor C-
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican A
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican A+
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican A
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 A
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican A
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican A
MN State House 57A Tara Mack 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 F
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 B+
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 F
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican A
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican A
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican A
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN Council Member At-Large Jim Stauber A
Mark Altenburg B+
Diane Anderson A
Eric Angvall F
Grace Baltich D
Joshua Behling A
Karla Bigham C
Andrew Boho A
John Branstad C
Mike Bredeck A
Laura Brod A
Robin Brown A-
Yoman Brunson B-
Troy Buchholz A
Mark Buesgens A
Julie Bunn B+
Ted Butler A
David Carlson A
John Carlson A
Jake Cimenski A
Randy Demmer A
Jake Dettinger A-
Denise Dittrich B
Emory Dively A
Al Doty A
Robert Eastlund A
Tom Emmer A
Ed Field A
Jim Godfrey B
Steve Gottwalt A
Bob Green A
Mindy Greiling F
Lori Grivna A
Larry Haws B+
Bill Hilty D
Larry Hosch A
Larry Howes A
Christine Jacobson A
Todd Johnson B
Al Juhnke A
Bill Jungbauer A
Brad Kadue B-
Jeremy Kalin A
Allan Kehr A
Margaret Kelliher F
Dave Kircher A
Paul Kohls A
William Kuisle A
Thomas Kuntz A
Mark Laliberte A
Morrie Lanning D
Erik Larsen A
John Larson A
Sharon Lawrence B-
Mike LeMieur A
Bernard Lieder A
Steven Lillestol A
Kirsten Lindberg A
Doug Lindgren A
Judy Lindsay A
Gene Lotts A
Otto Luknic A
Doug Magnus A
Craig Marston A-
Adam Martin A
Shari May A-
Mike McCarvel B
Carolyn McElfatrick A-
Carol McFarlane B
Felix Montez A-
Mark Murdock B
Gerald Newton A
David Olin A
Dayna Olson A
Mary Otremba A
Marv Ott A
Kurt Perkins A
Richard Peterson A
Sandra Peterson D
Gregg Prest A-
David Pundt A
Evan Rapp F
Andrew Reinhardt A
Tom Rukavina A
Maria Ruud F
Brita Sailer C
Jan Schneider A
Marty Seifert A
Anthony Sertich A
Daniel Severson A
Ron Shimanski A
Bruce Shuck B+
Timothy Siebsen A
Robert Skillings, Jr. A-
Nora Slawik F
Steve Smith A+
Judy Soderstrom A
Loren Solberg A
Ryan Stauber A-
Greg Stumbo A-
Don Swoboda A-
Don Taylor A
Cy Thao F
Brian Thiel A
Tom Tillberry F
Timothy Utz A
Lynn Wardlow A
Alison Weaver-Krueger A
Joel Wellman A
Andy Welti B
Bonnie Wilhelm A
Rhett Zenke 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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