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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Farm Bureau

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 62%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 50%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
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 75%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 75%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 75%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 62%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 75%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 75%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 75%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 62%
Ron Abrams 42%
Ellen Anderson 50%
Irv Anderson 37%
William Belanger, Jr. 71%
Charles Berg 100%
Linda Berglin 43%
Donald Betzold 37%
Len Biernat 14%
Dave Bishop 87%
Lynda Boudreau 87%
Francis Bradley 87%
Mark Buesgens 62%
George Cassell 87%
Satveer Chaudhary 62%
James Clark 100%
Roxann Daggett 62%
Andy Dawkins 25%
Richard Day 100%
Steve Dehler 87%
Jerry Dempsey 87%
Stephen Dille 100%
Dan Dorman 100%
John Dorn 75%
Robert Eastlund 100%
Matt Entenza 25%
Geri Evans 12%
Tim Finseth 100%
Leo Foley 25%
Betty Folliard 16%
Chuck Fowler 87%
Dennis Frederickson 100%
Douglas Fuller 62%
Chris Gerlach 62%
Mark Gleason 37%
Kevin Goodno 100%
Gregory Gray 42%
Mindy Greiling 0%
Bill Haas 71%
Elaine Harder 100%
Linda Higgins 71%
Bill Hilty 12%
Mark Holsten 62%
John Hottinger 87%
Larry Howes 75%
Carl Jacobson 50%
Mike Jaros 50%
Loren Jennings 87%
David Johnson 85%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Debbie Johnson 62%
Douglas Johnson 83%
Ruth Johnson 75%
John Jordan 33%
Al Juhnke 87%
Henry Kalis 62%
Steve Kelley 57%
Margaret Kelliher 50%
Randy Kelly 100%
Tony Kielkucki 100%
Bob Kierlin 100%
Anthony Kinkel 87%
Sheila Kiscaden 85%
Dave Kleis 62%
Jim Knoblach 62%
David Knutson 62%
Luanne Koskinen 0%
Jane Krentz 71%
Philip Krinkie 50%
Gary Kubly 75%
Bill Kuisle 100%
Keith Langseth 100%
Cal Larson 100%
Dan Larson 50%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 50%
Peggy Leppik 50%
Arlene Lesewski 100%
Bob Lessard 50%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Arlon Lindner 87%
Eric Lipman 62%
Becky Lourey 62%
Darlene Luther 0%
Harry Mares 100%
Sharon Marko 25%
Dan McElroy 71%
Mary Jo McGuire 25%
Bob Milbert 37%
Roger Moe 71%
Carol Molnau 100%
Mee Moua 66%
Richard Mulder 100%
Steve Murphy 100%
Robert Ness 100%
Thomas Neuville 87%
Edward Oliver 71%
Gen Olson 100%
Mark Olson 62%
Joe Opatz 57%
Myron Orfield 60%
Mike Osskopp 87%
Tom Osthoff 28%
Mary Otremba 62%
Mark Ourada 87%
Dennis Ozment 62%
Patricia Pariseau 100%
Tim Pawlenty 100%
Maxine Penas 100%
Doug Peterson 87%
Lawrence Pogemiller 62%
Leonard Price 75%
Thomas Pugh 25%
Jane Ranum 37%
Madelyn Reiter 75%
Jim Rhodes 62%
Michelle Rifenberg 100%
Twyla Ring 75%
Martha Robertson 71%
Claire Robling 100%
Tom Rukavina 62%
Connie Ruth 100%
Julie Ann Sabo 50%
Dallas Sams 100%
Don Samuelson 87%
Kenric Scheevel 100%
Linda Scheid 75%
Leslie Schumacher 75%
Grace Stabell Schwab 100%
Alice Seagren 50%
Marty Seifert 100%
Anthony Sertich 37%
Wesley Skoglund 12%
Nora Slawik 12%
Steve Smith 62%
Loren Solberg 66%
Richard Stanek 71%
Doug Stang 100%
Dan Stevens 100%
Steven Sviggum 100%
Dale Swapinski 0%
Howard Swenson 100%
Barbara Sykora 62%
Roy Terwilliger 87%
Mark Thompson 37%
Kathy Tingelstad 57%
John Tuma 75%
Ray Vandeveer 37%
James Vickerman 100%
Neva Walker 33%
Dale Walz 75%
Scott Wasiluk 12%
Stephen Wenzel 75%
Andrew Westerberg 37%
Deanna Wiener 71%

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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