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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America - Minnesota

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 100%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 93%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 93%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 77%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 100%
Peter Adolphson 100%
Jeff Anderson 100%
Greg Blaine 100%
Dick Borrell 100%
Lynda Boudreau 93%
Richard Day 100%
David Dill 100%
Stephen Dille 100%
Robert Eastlund 93%
Brad Finstad 86%
Douglas Fuller 87%
David Gaither 92%
Bill Haas 100%
Tom Hackbarth 100%
Elaine Harder 83%
Bud Heidgerken 100%
Bill Hilty 73%
Larry Howes 100%
Al Juhnke 100%
Michael Jungbauer 100%
Dave Kleis 100%
Karen Klinzing 87%
David Knutson 91%
Paul Koering 100%
Keith Langseth 100%
Cal Larson 100%
Brian LeClair 100%
Doug Lindgren 100%
Arlon Lindner 100%
Eric Lipman 87%
Doug Magnus 100%
Steve Murphy 73%
Peter Nelson 100%
Thomas Neuville 91%
Sean Nienow 93%
Stephanie Olsen 100%
Mark Olson 100%
Julianne Ortman 100%
Mary Otremba 86%
Mark Ourada 82%
Marty Seifert 100%
Daniel Severson 100%
Steve Smith 100%
Judy Soderstrom 100%
Loren Solberg 100%
Howard Swenson 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 100%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
James Vickerman 100%
Dale Walz 100%
Betsy Wergin 67%
Andrew Westerberg 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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