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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 100%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 83%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 100%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 83%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 83%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 100%
Ron Abrams 100%
Ellen Anderson 0%
Irv Anderson 50%
William Belanger, Jr. 100%
Charles Berg 100%
Linda Berglin 0%
Donald Betzold 50%
Len Biernat 33%
Dave Bishop 100%
Lynda Boudreau 100%
Francis Bradley 100%
Mark Buesgens 100%
George Cassell 100%
Satveer Chaudhary 50%
James Clark 100%
Roxann Daggett 100%
Andy Dawkins 0%
Richard Day 100%
Steve Dehler 83%
Jerry Dempsey 100%
Stephen Dille 100%
Dan Dorman 100%
John Dorn 17%
Robert Eastlund 100%
Matt Entenza 33%
Geri Evans 33%
Tim Finseth 100%
Leo Foley 0%
Betty Folliard 17%
Chuck Fowler 50%
Dennis Frederickson 100%
Douglas Fuller 100%
Chris Gerlach 100%
Mark Gleason 0%
Kevin Goodno 100%
Gregory Gray 0%
Mindy Greiling 33%
Bill Haas 100%
Elaine Harder 100%
Linda Higgins 0%
Bill Hilty 0%
Mark Holsten 100%
John Hottinger 50%
Larry Howes 100%
Carl Jacobson 100%
Mike Jaros 0%
Loren Jennings 33%
David Johnson 50%
Dean Elton Johnson 0%
Debbie Johnson 100%
Douglas Johnson 0%
Ruth Johnson 33%
Al Juhnke 33%
Henry Kalis 17%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 33%
Randy Kelly 50%
Tony Kielkucki 100%
Bob Kierlin 100%
Anthony Kinkel 50%
Sheila Kiscaden 50%
Dave Kleis 100%
Jim Knoblach 100%
David Knutson 100%
Luanne Koskinen 33%
Jane Krentz 50%
Philip Krinkie 100%
Gary Kubly 33%
Bill Kuisle 100%
Keith Langseth 50%
Cal Larson 100%
Dan Larson 50%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 17%
Peggy Leppik 100%
Arlene Lesewski 50%
Bob Lessard 50%
Bernard Lieder 17%
Arlon Lindner 100%
Eric Lipman 100%
Becky Lourey 0%
Darlene Luther 33%
Harry Mares 100%
Sharon Marko 33%
Dan McElroy 100%
Mary Jo McGuire 33%
Bob Milbert 33%
Roger Moe 0%
Carol Molnau 100%
Richard Mulder 100%
Steve Murphy 50%
Robert Ness 100%
Thomas Neuville 100%
Edward Oliver 100%
Gen Olson 100%
Mark Olson 50%
Joe Opatz 33%
Myron Orfield 50%
Mike Osskopp 100%
Tom Osthoff 33%
Mary Otremba 33%
Mark Ourada 100%
Dennis Ozment 100%
Patricia Pariseau 100%
Tim Pawlenty 100%
Maxine Penas 100%
Doug Peterson 33%
Lawrence Pogemiller 0%
Leonard Price 50%
Thomas Pugh 20%
Jane Ranum 50%
Madelyn Reiter 100%
Jim Rhodes 100%
Michelle Rifenberg 100%
Twyla Ring 50%
Martha Robertson 100%
Claire Robling 100%
Tom Rukavina 17%
Connie Ruth 100%
Julie Ann Sabo 0%
Dallas Sams 50%
Don Samuelson 50%
Kenric Scheevel 100%
Linda Scheid 50%
Leslie Schumacher 33%
Grace Stabell Schwab 100%
Alice Seagren 100%
Marty Seifert 100%
Anthony Sertich 17%
Wesley Skoglund 17%
Nora Slawik 33%
Steve Smith 100%
Loren Solberg 33%
Richard Stanek 100%
Doug Stang 100%
Dan Stevens 100%
Steven Sviggum 100%
Dale Swapinski 0%
Howard Swenson 100%
Barbara Sykora 100%
Roy Terwilliger 100%
Mark Thompson 50%
Kathy Tingelstad 100%
John Tuma 100%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
James Vickerman 50%
Neva Walker 0%
Dale Walz 100%
Scott Wasiluk 33%
Stephen Wenzel 40%
Andrew Westerberg 67%
Deanna Wiener 50%
Tim Wilkin 100%
Ted Winter 33%
Ken Wolf 100%

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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