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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2013 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 76%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 73%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 85%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 70%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 88%
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 75%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 73%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 85%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 85%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 79%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 76%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 65%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 91%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 91%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 76%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 66%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 67%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 85%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 94%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 73%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 79%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 92%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 100%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 91%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 92%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 92%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 92%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 91%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 88%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
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 6%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 92%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 75%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 69%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 88%
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 76%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 85%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 85%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 61%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 66%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 64%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 64%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 92%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 92%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 91%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 100%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 91%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 53%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 85%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 85%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
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 39%
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 82%
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 6%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 77%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 88%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
Susan Allen 9%
Mark Anderson 100%
Sarah Anderson 84%
Tom Anzelc 1%
Joseph Atkins 7%
Bob Barrett 79%
John Benson 10%
Mike Benson 88%
David Bly 3%
Terri Bonoff 23%
Dave Brown 73%
Kathy Brynaert 1%
Karen Clark 11%
Tony Cornish 68%
Kevin Dahle 8%
Matt Dean 85%
David Dill 7%
Zach Dorholt 0%
Ron Erhardt 41%
Roger Erickson 0%
Andrew Falk 5%
Tim Faust 9%
Michelle Fischbach 71%
David FitzSimmons 100%
Patti Fritz 8%
Barbara Goodwin 3%
Tom Hackbarth 80%
David Hann 91%
Debra Hilstrom 12%
Joe Hoppe 82%
Thomas Huntley 11%
Vicki Jensen 8%
Alice Johnson 0%
Clark Johnson 0%
Sheldon Johnson 11%
Phyllis Kahn 11%
Tim Kelly 78%
Andrea Kieffer 91%
Lyle Koenen 0%
Ernie Leidiger 91%
Ann Lenczewski 35%
Kathy Lohmer 88%
Jenifer Loon 79%
Tony Lourey 7%
Tara Mack 83%
Jay McNamar 8%
Denny McNamara 66%
Carly Melin 0%
Jason Metsa 0%
Jim Metzen 12%
William Morgan 6%
Joe Mullery 16%
Erin Murphy 1%
Pam Myhra 82%
Jim Newberger 100%
Sean Nienow 85%
Kim Norton 16%
Julianne Ortman 86%
Michael Paymar 15%
John Pederson 61%
Joyce Peppin 92%
Branden Petersen 85%
Cindy Pugh 92%
Joe Radinovich 0%
Roger Reinert 9%
Paul Rosenthal 14%
Tim Sanders 83%
Shannon Savick 0%
Mary Sawatzky 0%
Tom Saxhaug 9%
Bev Scalze 8%
Matt Schmit 0%
Dan Schoen 0%
Yvonne Selcer 8%
Kathy Sheran 7%
Katie Sieben 10%
Rod Skoe 17%
Linda Slocum 3%
LeRoy Stumpf 13%
Dave Thompson 97%
Mark Uglem 77%
Joann Ward 0%
John Ward 0%
Anna Wills 85%
Kelby Woodard 82%
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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