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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
Garey Bies 100
Brett Davis 100
Jeff Fitzgerald 100
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 100
Donald Friske 100
Mark Gottlieb 100
WI U.S. House 6 Glenn Grothman Republican 100
Scott Gunderson 100
Mark Honadel 100
Michael Huebsch 100
Theodore Kanavas 100
Dean Kaufert 100
Neal Kedzie 100
WI State Assembly 61 Samantha Kerkman Republican 100
Steven Kestell 100
WI State Assembly 38 Joel Kleefisch Republican 100
Bill Kramer 100
Mary Lazich 100
Joseph Leibham 100
Daniel LeMahieu 100
Thomas Lothian 100
Dan Meyer 100
Phil Montgomery 100
WI State Assembly 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican 100
John Murtha 100
WI State Senate 11 Stephen Nass Republican 100
WI State Assembly 96 Lee Nerison Republican 100
Scott Newcomer 100
WI State Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican 100
Alvin Ott 100
WI State Assembly 23 Jim Ott Republican 100
WI State Assembly 40 Kevin Petersen Republican 100
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 100
Don Pridemore 100
Kitty Rhoades 100
Jeffrey Stone 100
Pat Strachota 100
Scott Suder 100
WI State Assembly 6 Gary Tauchen Republican 100
John Townsend 100
Karl Van Roy 100
WI State Assembly 63 Robin Vos Republican 100
WI State Senate 5 Leah Vukmir Republican 100
Mary Williams 100
Jeffrey Wood 100
Rich Zipperer 100
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 83
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 83
Alan Lasee 83
Dale Schultz 83
WI State Senate 10 Sheila Harsdorf Republican 67
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican 67
Dan Kapanke 60
Robert Ziegelbauer 60
Michael Ellis 50
Phil Garthwaite 40
Ann Hraychuck 40
Andy Jorgensen 40
WI Supervisor 17 Tony Staskunas 40
G. Spencer Coggs 33
Pat Kreitlow 33
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic 33
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 33
Pedro Colon 20
Steve Hilgenberg 20
WI State Assembly 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic 20
Kim Hixson 20
Mary Hubler 20
Margaret Krusick 20
WI State Assembly 66 Cory Mason Democratic 20
Louis Molepske, Jr. 20
Tom Nelson 20
Gary Sherman 20
James Soletski 20
John Steinbrink 20
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 17
Russell Decker 17
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 17
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic 17
Robert Jauch 17
Julie Lassa 17
John Lehman 17
Jeffrey Plale 17
Jim Sullivan 17
WI State Senate 4 Lena Taylor Democratic 17
WI State Senate 22 Bob Wirch Democratic 17
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic 0
Spencer Black 0
David Cullen 0
Tamara Grigsby 0
WI State Assembly 12 Frederick Kessler Democratic 0
Joseph Parisi 0
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 80 Sondy Pope Democratic 0
Jon Richards 0
Judith Robson 0
Marlin Schneider 0
Donna Seidel 0
Mike Sheridan 0
WI State Senate 32 Jennifer Shilling Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 0
Jeffrey Smith 0
Barbara Toles 0
Robert Turner 0
WI State Senate 31 Kathleen Vinehout Democratic 0
Amy Vruwink 0
Annette Williams 0
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic 0
WI State Assembly 9 Josh Zepnick Democratic 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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