Rating Group: Montana Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
MT U.S. House-At-Large Ryan Zinke R 92%
MT State House-1 Gerald Bennett R 95%
MT State House-2 Mike Cuffe R 87%
MT State House-4 Keith Regier R 100%
MT State House-8 Steve Lavin R 100%
MT State House-9 Randy Brodehl R 96%
MT State House-17 Christy Clark R 89%
MT State House-18 Rob Cook R 96%
MT State House-20 Steve Fitzpatrick R 100%
MT State House-22 Robert Mehlhoff D 62%
MT State House-24 Jean Price D 52%
MT State House-26 Mitch Tropila D 23%
MT State House-27 Roy Hollandsworth R 100%
MT State House-29 Bill Harris R 91%
MT State House-30 Ryan Osmundson R 96%
MT State House-34 Austin Knudsen R 96%
MT State House-37 Lee Randall R 90%
MT State House-40 Tom Berry R 100%
MT State House-42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez D 47%
MT State House-50 Virginia Court D 47%
MT State House-51 Margie MacDonald D 52%
MT State House-54 Jeffrey Essmann R 93%
MT State House-61 Kathleen Williams D 45%
MT State House-67 Tom Burnett R 96%
MT State House-68 Art Wittich R 88%
MT State House-70 Kelly Flynn R 95%
MT State House-72 Jeffrey Welborn R 94%
MT State House-73 Edith McClafferty D 56%
MT State House-74 Pat Noonan D 52%
MT State House-77 Kathy Swanson D 57%
MT State House-80 Mike Miller R 89%
MT State House-83 Chuck Hunter D 61%
MT State House-86 Ron Ehli R 96%
MT State House-88 Edward Greef R 95%
MT State House-90 Ellie Hill D 45%
MT State House-91 Bryce Bennett D 42%
MT State House-93 Daniel Salomon R 95%
MT State Senate-1 Chas Vincent R 100%
MT State Senate-3 Bruce Tutvedt R 98%
MT State Senate-4 Mark Blasdel R 92%
MT State Senate-6 Janna Taylor R 100%
MT State Senate-9 Llewelyn Jones R 89%
MT State Senate-10 Rick Ripley R 94%
MT State Senate-11 Ed Buttrey R 100%
MT State Senate-13 Brian Hoven R 92%
MT State Senate-14 Kristin Hansen R 90%
MT State Senate-15 Bradley Maxon Hamlett D 68%
MT State Senate-16 Jonathan Windy Boy D 21%
MT State Senate-17 John Brenden R 91%
MT State Senate-18 Matt Rosendale R 92%
MT State Senate-19 Eric Moore R 90%
MT State Senate-20 Duane Ankney R 90%
MT State Senate-21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy D 12%
MT State Senate-22 Douglas Kary R 99%
MT State Senate-24 Mary McNally D 57%
MT State Senate-25 Robyn Driscoll D 58%
MT State Senate-26 Elsie Arntzen R 98%
MT State Senate-27 Cary Smith R 100%
MT State Senate-28 Taylor Brown R 88%
MT State Senate-29 David Howard R 96%
MT State Senate-31 Mike Phillips D 51%
MT State Senate-34 Gordon Vance R 98%
MT State Senate-36 Debby Barrett R 90%
MT State Senate-37 Jon Sesso D 57%
MT State Senate-38 Jim Keane D 42%
MT State Senate-39 Gene Vuckovich D 48%
MT State Senate-40 Christine Kaufmann D 5%
MT State Senate-41 Mary Caferro D 40%
MT State Senate-43 Pat Connell R 100%
MT State Senate-45 Dick Barrett D 38%
MT State Senate-46 Sue Malek D 40%
MT State Senate-47 Clifford Larsen D 29%
MT State Senate-49 Diane Sands D 51%
MT State Senate-50 Tom Facey D 37%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake 100%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake R 100%
Ron Arthun 86%
Shannon Augare 28%
Joe Balyeat 96%
Liz Bangerter 99%
William Beck, Sr. 99%
Tony Belcourt 47%
Anders Blewett 29%
Joanne Blyton 96%
Carlie Boland 49%
Gary Branae 28%
Champ Edmunds, Jr. 74%
Ron Erickson 18%
John Esp 99%
Lila Evans 92%
Tim Furey 47%
Steven Gallus 18%
Steve Gibson 96%
Kim Gillan 31%
Alan Hale 74%
Betsy Hands 52%
Robert Hawks 43%
Gordon Hendrick 98%
Cynthia Hiner 68%
Greg Hinkle 91%
Galen Hollenbaugh 48%
Rowlie Hutton 95%
Pat Ingraham 92%
Verdell Jackson 93%
Larry Jent 46%
Dan Kennedy 78%
Krayton Kerns 58%
Harry Klock 100%
James Knox 92%
Dave Lewis 100%
Cleve Loney 99%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Bill McChesney 68%
Tom McGillvray 98%
Jonathan McNiven 95%
Walter McNutt 97%
Mike Menahan 47%
Mike Milburn 96%
Michael More 70%
Lynda Moss 21%
Carmine Mowbray 96%
Terry Murphy 99%
Jesse O'Hara 100%
Alan Olson 99%
Jerry O'Neil 79%
Jim Peterson 97%
Kenneth Peterson 83%
Jason Priest 93%
Joe Read 98%
Scott Reichner 100%
Michele Reinhart 47%
Donald Roberts 96%
Trudi Schmidt 48%
Jim Shockley 90%
Dan Skattum 88%
Derek Skees 84%
Sterling Small 91%
Frank Smith 51%
Jon Sonju 97%
Carolyn Squires 52%
Wayne Stahl 98%
Donald Steinbeisser 94%
Kendall Van Dyk 31%
Bob Wagner 73%
Edward Walker 93%
David Wanzenried 43%
Wendy Warburton 96%
Ted Washburn 96%
Carol Williams 27%
Franke Wilmer 57%
Max Yates 77%

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