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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Arthun 86%
Shannon Augare 28%
Joe Balyeat 96%
Liz Bangerter 99%
Debby Barrett 90%
William Beck, Sr. 99%
Tony Belcourt 47%
Gerald Bennett 95%
Tom Berry 100%
Anders Blewett 29%
Joanne Blyton 96%
Gary Branae 28%
John Brenden 91%
Taylor Brown 88%
Christy Clark 89%
Robyn Driscoll 58%
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%
Bill Harris 91%
Robert Hawks 43%
Gordon Hendrick 98%
Ellie Hill 45%
Cynthia Hiner 68%
Greg Hinkle 91%
Roy Hollandsworth 100%
Galen Hollenbaugh 48%
Chuck Hunter 61%
Rowlie Hutton 95%
Pat Ingraham 92%
Verdell Jackson 93%
Larry Jent 46%
Christine Kaufmann 5%
Dan Kennedy 78%
Krayton Kerns 58%
Harry Klock 100%
James Knox 92%
Bob Lake 100%
Clifford Larsen 29%
Dave Lewis 100%
Cleve Loney 99%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Bill McChesney 68%
Tom McGillvray 98%
Jonathan McNiven 95%
Walter McNutt 97%
Robert Mehlhoff 62%
Mike Menahan 47%
Mike Milburn 96%
Mike Miller 89%
Michael More 70%
Lynda Moss 21%
Carmine Mowbray 96%
Terry Murphy 99%
Pat Noonan 52%
Jesse O'Hara 100%
Alan Olson 99%
Jerry O'Neil 79%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 47%
Jim Peterson 97%
Kenneth Peterson 83%
Jason Priest 93%
Joe Read 98%
Scott Reichner 100%
Michele Reinhart 47%
Rick Ripley 94%
Donald Roberts 96%
Trudi Schmidt 48%
Jim Shockley 90%
Dan Skattum 88%
Sterling Small 91%
Jon Sonju 97%
Carolyn Squires 52%
Wayne Stahl 98%
Donald Steinbeisser 94%
Janna Taylor 100%
Bruce Tutvedt 98%
Kendall Van Dyk 31%
Bob Wagner 73%
Edward Walker 93%
David Wanzenried 43%
Wendy Warburton 96%
Ted Washburn 96%
Carol Williams 27%
Kathleen Williams 45%
Franke Wilmer 57%
Art Wittich 88%
Max Yates 77%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 38%
MT State House 91 Bryce Bennett Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 12 Carlie Boland Democratic 49%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 40%
MT State House 50 Virginia Court Democratic 47%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 37%
MT State House 23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 68%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 26 Margie MacDonald Democratic 52%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 38 Edith McClafferty Democratic 56%
MT State Senate 24 Mary McNally Democratic 57%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 51%
MT State House 24 Jean Price Democratic 52%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 51%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 57%
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic 51%
MT State House 42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 12%
MT State House 77 Kathy Swanson Democratic 57%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 23%
MT State Senate 39 Gene Vuckovich Democratic 48%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 21%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 90%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 98%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 92%
MT State House 9 Randy Brodehl Republican 96%
MT State House 67 Tom Burnett Republican 96%
MT State Senate 11 Ed Buttrey Republican 100%
MT State Senate 43 Pat Connell Republican 100%
MT State House 18 Rob Cook Republican 96%
MT State House 2 Mike Cuffe Republican 87%
MT State House 86 Ron Ehli Republican 96%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 93%
MT State Senate 10 Steve Fitzpatrick Republican 100%
MT State House 70 Kelly Flynn Republican 95%
MT State House 88 Edward Greef Republican 95%
MT State Senate 14 Kristin Hansen Republican 90%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 92%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 96%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 89%
MT State Senate 22 Douglas Kary Republican 99%
MT State House 34 Austin Knudsen Republican 96%
MT State House 8 Steve Lavin Republican 100%
MT State Senate 19 Eric Moore Republican 90%
MT State Senate 15 Ryan Osmundson Republican 96%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 90%
MT State Senate 3 Keith Regier Republican 100%
MT Auditor Matt Rosendale Republican 92%
MT State Senate 47 Dan Salomon Republican 95%
MT State House 11 Derek Skees Republican 84%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 100%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 98%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 100%
MT State Senate 36 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Republican 92%

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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