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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI State Assembly 41 Joan Ballweg Republican 100
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic 0
Garey Bies 100
Spencer Black 0
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 17
G. Spencer Coggs 33
Pedro Colon 20
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 83
David Cullen 0
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 83
Brett Davis 100
Russell Decker 17
Michael Ellis 50
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 17
Jeff Fitzgerald 100
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 100
Donald Friske 100
Phil Garthwaite 40
Mark Gottlieb 100
Tamara Grigsby 0
WI U.S. House 6 Glenn Grothman Republican 100
Scott Gunderson 100
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic 17
Sheila Harsdorf 67
Steve Hilgenberg 20
WI State Assembly 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic 20
Kim Hixson 20
Mark Honadel 100
Ann Hraychuck 40
Mary Hubler 20
Michael Huebsch 100
Robert Jauch 17
Andy Jorgensen 40
Theodore Kanavas 100
Dan Kapanke 60
Dean Kaufert 100
Neal Kedzie 100
WI State Assembly 61 Samantha Kerkman Republican 100
WI State Assembly 12 Frederick Kessler Democratic 0
Steven Kestell 100
WI State Assembly 38 Joel Kleefisch Republican 100
Bill Kramer 100
Pat Kreitlow 33
Margaret Krusick 20
Alan Lasee 83
Julie Lassa 17
Mary Lazich 100
John Lehman 17
Joseph Leibham 100
Daniel LeMahieu 100
Thomas Lothian 100
WI State Assembly 66 Cory Mason Democratic 20
Dan Meyer 100
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic 33
Louis Molepske, Jr. 20
Phil Montgomery 100
WI State Assembly 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican 100
John Murtha 100
WI State Senate 11 Stephen Nass Republican 100
Tom Nelson 20
WI State Assembly 96 Lee Nerison Republican 100
Scott Newcomer 100
WI State Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican 100
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican 67
Alvin Ott 100
WI State Assembly 23 Jim Ott Republican 100
Joseph Parisi 0
WI State Assembly 40 Kevin Petersen Republican 100
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 100
Jeffrey Plale 17
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 80 Sondy Pope Democratic 0
Don Pridemore 100
Kitty Rhoades 100
Jon Richards 0
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 33
Judith Robson 0
Marlin Schneider 0
Dale Schultz 83
Donna Seidel 0
Mike Sheridan 0
Gary Sherman 20
WI State Senate 32 Jennifer Shilling Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 0
Jeffrey Smith 0
James Soletski 20
WI Supervisor 17 Tony Staskunas 40
John Steinbrink 20
Jeffrey Stone 100
Pat Strachota 100
Scott Suder 100
Jim Sullivan 17
WI State Assembly 6 Gary Tauchen Republican 100
WI State Senate 4 Lena Taylor Democratic 17
Barbara Toles 0
John Townsend 100
Robert Turner 0
Karl Van Roy 100
WI State Senate 31 Kathleen Vinehout Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 63 Robin Vos Republican 100
Amy Vruwink 0
WI State Senate 5 Leah Vukmir Republican 100
Annette Williams 0
Mary Williams 100
WI State Senate 22 Bob Wirch Democratic 17
Jeffrey Wood 100
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 9 Josh Zepnick Democratic 0
Robert Ziegelbauer 60
Rich Zipperer 100

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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