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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce--Energy Policy Votes

2001 Positions

Issues: Energy
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Abrams 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
Dave Bishop 100%
Lynda Boudreau 100%
Francis Bradley 100%
Mark Buesgens 100%
George Cassell 100%
James Clark 100%
Roxann Daggett 100%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
Steve Dehler 100%
Jerry Dempsey 100%
Dan Dorman 100%
Robert Eastlund 100%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
Tim Finseth 100%
Douglas Fuller 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 100%
Kevin Goodno 100%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 100%
Bill Haas 100%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100%
Elaine Harder 100%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 100%
Mark Holsten 100%
Larry Howes 100%
Carl Jacobson 100%
Loren Jennings 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 100%
Tony Kielkucki 100%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 100%
Philip Krinkie 100%
Bill Kuisle 100%
Peggy Leppik 100%
Arlon Lindner 100%
Harry Mares 100%
Dan McElroy 100%
Carol Molnau 100%
Richard Mulder 100%
Robert Ness 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
Mark Olson 100%
Mike Osskopp 100%
Dennis Ozment 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
Tim Pawlenty 100%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Maxine Penas 100%
Jim Rhodes 100%
Michelle Rifenberg 100%
Connie Ruth 100%
Alice Seagren 100%
Marty Seifert 100%
Steve Smith 100%
Richard Stanek 100%
Doug Stang 100%
Steven Sviggum 100%
Howard Swenson 100%
Barbara Sykora 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 100%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
Dale Walz 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100%
Tim Wilkin 100%
Ken Wolf 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 100%
Jim Abeler II 67%
Irv Anderson 67%
Eric Lipman 67%
John Tuma 67%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Bob Milbert 50%
Tom Osthoff 50%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
John Dorn 33%
Thomas Huntley 33%
Ruth Johnson 33%
Al Juhnke 33%
Henry Kalis 33%
Gary Kubly 33%
Dan Larson 33%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
Bernard Lieder 33%
Darlene Luther 33%
Sharon Marko 33%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
Joe Opatz 33%
Doug Peterson 33%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 33%
Leslie Schumacher 33%
Anthony Sertich 33%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 33%
Loren Solberg 33%
Mark Thompson 33%
Stephen Wenzel 33%
Andrew Westerberg 33%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Len Biernat 0%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Andy Dawkins 0%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Matt Entenza 0%
Geri Evans 0%
Betty Folliard 0%
Mark Gleason 0%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Gregory Gray 0%
Mindy Greiling 0%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Bill Hilty 0%
Mike Jaros 0%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Margaret Kelliher 0%
Luanne Koskinen 0%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 0%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Commissioner 2 Mary Jo McGuire 0%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Mary Otremba 0%
Michael Paymar 0%
Thomas Pugh 0%
Wesley Skoglund 0%
Dale Swapinski 0%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Neva Walker 0%
Scott Wasiluk 0%
Ted Winter 0%

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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