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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America - Minnesota

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 90%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 100%
Irv Anderson 92%
Lynda Boudreau 92%
Sherry Broecker 100%
James Clark 100%
Roxann Daggett 100%
Steve Dehler 100%
John Dorn 0%
Tim Finseth 100%
Bill Haas 100%
Elaine Harder 85%
Kris Hasskamp 100%
Mark Holsten 100%
Loren Jennings 78%
Al Juhnke 92%
Becky Kelso 100%
Tony Kielkucki 100%
Bill Kuisle 100%
Peg Larsen 100%
Arlon Lindner 100%
Harry Mares 100%
Carol Molnau 100%
Richard Mulder 100%
Mark Olson 100%
Mike Osskopp 100%
Dennis Ozment 100%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Michelle Rifenberg 92%
Leslie Schumacher 69%
Marty Seifert 100%
Steve Smith 100%
Loren Solberg 100%
Doug Stang 100%
Steven Sviggum 100%
Howard Swenson 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 100%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
Stephen Wenzel 100%
Robert Westfall 100%
Ted Winter 85%
Ken Wolf 75%

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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