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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 92%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 92%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 85%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 85%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 92%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 85%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 92%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 85%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 85%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 92%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 92%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 85%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 85%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 92%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 85%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 92%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 69%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 62%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 85%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 92%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 77%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 77%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 92%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 100%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 92%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 92%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 92%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 85%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 85%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 92%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 92%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 100%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 92%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 92%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 85%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 69%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 92%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 77%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 92%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 85%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 85%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 69%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 62%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 62%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 92%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 92%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 100%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 54%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 92%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 85%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 85%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 85%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray 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 State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 92%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 92%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Susan Allen 0%
Mark Anderson 100%
Sarah Anderson 100%
Tom Anzelc 0%
Joseph Atkins 0%
Bob Barrett 85%
John Benson 0%
Mike Benson 92%
David Bly 0%
Terri Bonoff 15%
Dave Brown 69%
Kathy Brynaert 0%
Karen Clark 0%
Tony Cornish 85%
Kevin Dahle 0%
Matt Dean 92%
David Dill 0%
Zach Dorholt 0%
Ron Erhardt 8%
Roger Erickson 0%
Andrew Falk 0%
Tim Faust 15%
Michelle Fischbach 85%
David FitzSimmons 100%
Patti Fritz 0%
Barbara Goodwin 0%
Tom Hackbarth 100%
David Hann 100%
Debra Hilstrom 0%
Joe Hoppe 92%
Thomas Huntley 0%
Vicki Jensen 8%
Alice Johnson 0%
Clark Johnson 0%
Sheldon Johnson 0%
Phyllis Kahn 0%
Tim Kelly 92%
Andrea Kieffer 100%
Lyle Koenen 0%
Ernie Leidiger 92%
Ann Lenczewski 0%
Kathy Lohmer 85%
Jenifer Loon 92%
Tony Lourey 0%
Tara Mack 92%
Jay McNamar 8%
Denny McNamara 85%
Carly Melin 0%
Jason Metsa 0%
Jim Metzen 0%
William Morgan 0%
Joe Mullery 0%
Erin Murphy 0%
Pam Myhra 85%
Jim Newberger 100%
Sean Nienow 92%
Kim Norton 8%
Julianne Ortman 92%
Michael Paymar 0%
John Pederson 54%
Joyce Peppin 85%
Branden Petersen 85%
Cindy Pugh 92%
Joe Radinovich 0%
Roger Reinert 0%
Paul Rosenthal 8%
Tim Sanders 92%
Shannon Savick 0%
Mary Sawatzky 0%
Tom Saxhaug 0%
Bev Scalze 8%
Matt Schmit 0%
Dan Schoen 0%
Yvonne Selcer 8%
Kathy Sheran 8%
Katie Sieben 0%
Rod Skoe 0%
Linda Slocum 0%
LeRoy Stumpf 0%
Dave Thompson 100%
Mark Uglem 77%
Joann Ward 0%
John Ward 0%
Anna Wills 85%
Kelby Woodard 92%
Barb Yarusso 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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