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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 15%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 8%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 17%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 15%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN State House 28B Gregory Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 31%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 0%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 23%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 8%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 0%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 23%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 8%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 17%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 15%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 15%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 8%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 0%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
Ron Abrams 23%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 85%
William Belanger, Jr. 15%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Greg Blaine 8%
Francis Bradley 0%
Laura Brod 0%
Mark Buesgens 8%
Satveer Chaudhary 92%
Ray Cox 8%
Richard Day 0%
Chris DeLaForest 0%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 15%
Stephen Dille 23%
Dan Dorman 33%
John Dorn 92%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 15%
David Gaither 0%
Chris Gerlach 0%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bud Heidgerken 8%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 92%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 38%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Debbie Johnson 0%
Jeff Johnson 0%
Al Juhnke 92%
Michael Jungbauer 15%
Steve Kelley 92%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 15%
Sheila Kiscaden 18%
Dave Kleis 15%
Karen Klinzing 0%
Jim Knoblach 0%
Paul Koering 23%
Paul Kohls 0%
Philip Krinkie 8%
Gary Kubly 100%
Keith Langseth 100%
Morrie Lanning 8%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 92%
Brian LeClair 0%
Bernard Lieder 85%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 8%
Sharon Marko 92%
Mike McGinn 8%
Doug Meslow 23%
Geoff Michel 8%
Mee Moua 100%
Steve Murphy 100%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 8%
Joe Opatz 85%
Mary Otremba 92%
Mark Ourada 11%
Dennis Ozment 23%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 77%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Duke Powell 0%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 17%
Claire Robling 31%
Tom Rukavina 92%
Connie Ruth 8%
Dallas Sams 100%
Char Samuelson 15%
Linda Scheid 92%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 92%
Daniel Severson 9%
Dean Simpson 0%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 54%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 85%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Barbara Sykora 14%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 23%
Ray Vandeveer 15%
James Vickerman 100%
Neva Walker 100%
Lynn Wardlow 0%
Betsy Wergin 17%
Andrew Westerberg 8%
Tim Wilkin 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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