Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Tom Anzelc 100%
Joseph Atkins 100%
MN Commissioner-4 Karla Bigham 100%
MN State House-20B David Bly DFL 100%
Kathy Brynaert 100%
MN State Senate-51 Jim Carlson DFL 100%
MN State House-45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. DFL 100%
MN State Senate-59 Bobby Joe Champion DFL 100%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
MN State House-62A Karen Clark DFL 100%
Tarryl Clark 100%
Kevin Dahle 100%
MN State House-63A Jim Davnie DFL 100%
MN State Senate-61 D. Scott Dibble DFL 100%
Al Doty 100%
MN State Senate-4 Kent Eken DFL 100%
Patti Fritz 100%
MN State House-52A Rick Hansen DFL 100%
Larry Haws 100%
MN State Senate-62 Jeff Hayden DFL 100%
MN State House-40B Debra Hilstrom DFL 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
MN State House-61A Frank Hornstein DFL 100%
MN State House-36B Melissa Hortman DFL 100%
Larry Hosch 100%
Thomas Huntley 100%
Gail Kulick Jackson 100%
MN State House-67B Sheldon Johnson DFL 100%
Al Juhnke 100%
Phyllis Kahn 100%
Jeremy Kalin 100%
Kenneth Kelash 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Katherine Knuth 100%
Lyle Koenen 100%
MN State Senate-41 Carolyn Laine DFL 100%
Ann Lenczewski 100%
MN State House-66B John Lesch DFL 100%
Bernard Lieder 100%
MN State House-43B Leon Lillie DFL 100%
MN State House-60A Diane Loeffler DFL 100%
MN State Senate-11 Tony Lourey DFL 100%
MN State House-65B Carlos Mariani DFL 100%
MN State House-4B Paul Marquart DFL 100%
Terence Morrow 100%
Joe Mullery 100%
MN State House-64A Erin Murphy DFL 100%
MN State House-3B Mary Murphy DFL 100%
MN State House-40A Michael Nelson DFL 100%
MN State Senate-37 Jerry Newton DFL 100%
Rick Olseen 100%
Mary Olson 100%
Michael Paymar 100%
John Persell 100%
Roger Reinert 100%
MN Commissioner-4 Tom Rukavina 100%
Maria Ruud 100%
Brita Sailer 100%
Tom Saxhaug 100%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Katie Sieben 100%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon DFL 100%
MN State House-50A Linda Slocum DFL 100%
Loren Solberg 100%
Cy Thao 100%
MN State House-61B Paul Thissen DFL 100%
Tom Tillberry 100%
MN State Senate-63 Patricia Torres Ray DFL 100%
MN State House-63B Jean Wagenius DFL 100%
John Ward 100%
MN State Senate-43 Charles Wiger DFL 100%
Ryan Winkler 100%
Donald Betzold 95%
Robin Brown 95%
David Dill 95%
Andrew Falk 95%
Leo Foley 95%
Paul Gardner 95%
Mindy Greiling 95%
MN State House-66A Alice Hausman DFL 95%
MN Commissioner-2 Linda Higgins 95%
MN State House-26A Tina Liebling DFL 95%
Ann Lynch 95%
MN State House-51A Sandra Masin DFL 95%
Jim Metzen 95%
Kim Norton 95%
David Olin 95%
Bev Scalze 95%
MN Mayor-At-Large Nora Slawik 95%
James Vickerman 95%
Ellen Anderson 94%
MN State Senate-3 Thomas Bakk DFL 94%
John Benson 94%
Terri Bonoff 94%
John Doll 94%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 94%
Tim Faust 94%
Lisa Fobbe 94%
Gary Kubly 94%
Keith Langseth 94%
MN State House-67A Tim Mahoney DFL 94%
Prettner Solon 94%
Linda Scheid 94%
Dan Skogen 94%
Linda Berglin 89%
MN State Senate-64 Richard Cohen DFL 89%
Denise Dittrich 89%
MN State Senate-46 Ronald Latz DFL 89%
William Morgan 89%
Mee Moua 89%
Mary Otremba 89%
MN State Senate-65 Sandra Pappas DFL 89%
Sandra Peterson 89%
Lawrence Pogemiller 89%
MN State House-49B Paul Rosenthal DFL 89%
Sandy Rummel 89%
Kathy Sheran 89%
Rod Skoe 89%
MN State Senate-6 David Tomassoni DFL 89%
Andy Welti 89%
MN State Senate-45 Ann Rest DFL 88%
Mike Obermueller 84%
MN State House-27B Jeanne Poppe DFL 84%
Kathy Saltzman 84%
Phillip Sterner 84%
Marsha Swails 84%
Steve Murphy 83%
Julie Bunn 79%
MN State Senate-66 John Marty DFL 79%
LeRoy Stumpf 79%
Kory Kath 74%
MN State Senate-27 Dan Sparks DFL 68%
MN State House-28A Pelowski, Jr. DFL 67%
Dennis Frederickson 56%
MN State Senate-23 Julie Rosen R 53%
Stephen Dille 50%
Joseph Gimse 50%
Gen Olson 50%
MN State Senate-35 Jim Abeler II R 47%
MN Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach R 47%
MN State Senate-13 Michelle Fischbach R 47%
Larry Howes 47%
Paul Koering 43%
Richard Day 41%
Patricia Pariseau 39%
MN State Senate-25 David Senjem R 39%
Claire Robling 38%
Geoff Michel 33%
Morrie Lanning 32%
MN State House-18A Dean Urdahl R 32%
Debbie Johnson 29%
Carol McFarlane 29%
Tony Cornish 28%
MN Commissioner-7 Chris Gerlach R 28%
MN State Senate-8 Bill Ingebrigtsen R 28%
MN State House-12B Paul Anderson R 26%
Denny McNamara 26%
MN State House-23A Bob Gunther R 22%
Michael Jungbauer 22%
Amy Koch 22%
MN State House-38B Matt Dean R 21%
Connie Doepke 21%
MN State House-8A Bud Nornes R 21%
Tim Sanders 21%
Steve Smith 21%
MN State Senate-12 Torrey Westrom R 21%
David Hann 18%
Ray Vandeveer 18%
MN State Senate-34 Warren Limmer R 17%
Julianne Ortman 17%
MN State House-28B Greg Davids R 16%
Keith Downey 16%
MN State House-58B Patrick Garofalo R 16%
Steve Gottwalt 16%
Tim Kelly 16%
MN State Senate-30 Mary Kiffmeyer R 16%
Tara Mack 16%
Mark Murdock 16%
Doug Magnus 12%
MN State House-44A Sarah Anderson R 11%
MN Commissioner-3 Michael Beard 11%
Laura Brod 11%
Randy Demmer 11%
MN State House-39A Bob Dettmer R 11%
MN State House-21B Steve Drazkowski R 11%
MN State House-22B Rod Hamilton R 11%
MN Commissioner-6 Mary Holberg 11%
MN State House-47B Joe Hoppe R 11%
Paul Kohls 11%
MN State House-48B Jenifer Loon R 11%
MN State House-35B Peggy Scott R 11%
Marty Seifert 11%
MN State House-16B Paul Torkelson R 11%
Robert Eastlund 6%
Daniel Severson 6%
MN State House-34A Joyce Peppin R 5%
MN State Senate-29 Bruce Anderson R 0%
Mark Buesgens 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Tom Emmer R 0%
Tom Hackbarth 0%
MN Commissioner-1 Ron Shimanski 0%
Kurt Zellers 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.

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