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Special Interest Groups

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

2001 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 100%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 0%
Ellen Anderson 0%
Michele Bachmann 50%
William Belanger, Jr. 100%
Charles Berg 100%
Linda Berglin 0%
Donald Betzold 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 50%
Richard Day 100%
Stephen Dille 100%
Leo Foley 0%
Chuck Fowler 0%
Dennis Frederickson 100%
John Hottinger 0%
David Johnson 0%
Dean Elton Johnson 0%
Debbie Johnson 100%
Douglas Johnson 0%
Steve Kelley 0%
Randy Kelly 50%
Bob Kierlin 100%
Anthony Kinkel 0%
Sheila Kiscaden 100%
Dave Kleis 100%
David Knutson 100%
Jane Krentz 0%
Keith Langseth 0%
Cal Larson 100%
Arlene Lesewski 100%
Bob Lessard 100%
Becky Lourey 0%
Roger Moe 0%
Steve Murphy 0%
Thomas Neuville 100%
Edward Oliver 100%
Gen Olson 100%
Myron Orfield 0%
Mark Ourada 100%
Patricia Pariseau 100%
Lawrence Pogemiller 0%
Prettner Solon 0%
Leonard Price 0%
Jane Ranum 0%
Madelyn Reiter 100%
Twyla Ring 0%
Martha Robertson 100%
Claire Robling 100%
Julie Ann Sabo 0%
Dallas Sams 0%
Don Samuelson 0%
Kenric Scheevel 100%
Linda Scheid 0%
Grace Stabell Schwab 100%
Dan Stevens 100%
Roy Terwilliger 100%
James Vickerman 0%
Deanna Wiener 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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