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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican 87%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 53%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 87%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 100%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 87%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 87%
MT State Senate 17 Greg Jergeson Democratic 27%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 33%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 87%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 27%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 100%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 100%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 33%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 40%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 47%
Darrel Adams 93%
Joan Andersen 93%
Keith Bales 93%
Joe Balyeat 80%
Tom Beck 100%
Al Bishop 40%
Rodney Bitney 93%
Norma Bixby 33%
John Bohlinger 56%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 100%
Gary Branae 33%
Roy Brown 93%
John Brueggeman 87%
Edward Butcher 100%
Rosalie Buzzas 33%
Terrence Callahan 53%
Eileen Carney 33%
B. F. Christiaens 29%
Gilda Clancy 100%
Edith Clark 100%
Paul Clark 40%
John Cobb 83%
Vicki Cocchiarella 47%
Mack Cole 100%
William Crismore 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 93%
Larry Cyr 33%
Richard Dale 93%
Bob Davies 87%
Thomas Dell 64%
Robert DePratu 100%
Ronald Devlin 93%
Steve Doherty 13%
Bill Eggers 27%
E. P. Ekegren 100%
Jon Ellingson 27%
Jim Elliott 33%
Alvin Ellis, Jr. 100%
Ron Erickson 33%
John Esp 87%
Stanley Fisher 80%
Gary Forrester 87%
Eve Franklin 27%
Nancy Rice Fritz 33%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 87%
David Gallik 27%
Steven Gallus 53%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 27%
Kim Gillan 40%
William Glaser 93%
George Golie 27%
Duane Grimes 93%
Lorents Grosfield 100%
Gail Gutsche 33%
Richard Haines 100%
Mike Halligan 33%
Don Hargrove 100%
Dan Harrington 36%
Christopher Kirk Harris 40%
Donald Hedges 93%
Dennis Himmelberger 87%
Linda Holden 93%
Ric Holden 93%
Joan Hurdle 33%
Hal Jacobson 40%
Joey Jayne 33%
Royal Johnson 80%
Carol Juneau 27%
Dave Kasten 87%
Bob Keenan 73%
Sam Kitzenberg 92%
Richard Laible 93%
Jesse Laslovich 53%
Jeff Laszloffy 87%
Bob Lawson 87%
Michelle Lee 27%
Larry Lehman 93%
Ralph Lenhart 53%
Dale Mahlum 100%
Jeff Mangan 47%
Gay Ann Masolo 100%
Gary Matthews 93%
Matt McCann 87%
Bea McCarthy 60%
Daniel McGee 80%
Joe McKenney 100%
Walter McNutt 100%
Ken Miller 100%
Arnie Mohl 100%
Doug Mood 93%
John Musgrove 53%
Linda Nelson 79%
Brad Newman 33%
Mark Noennig 87%
Jeffrey Pattison 86%
Gerald Pease 40%
Arthur Peterson 100%
Kenneth Peterson 80%
William Price 100%
Holly Raser 33%
Diane Rice 100%
N. Allen Rome 93%
Glenn Roush 80%
Don Ryan 29%
Trudi Schmidt 33%
Clarice Schrumpf 93%
Debbie Bowman Shea 73%
Jim Shockley 93%
Elaine Sliter 93%
Frank Smith 60%
Roger Somerville 100%
Mike Sprague 100%
Corey Stapleton 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 87%
Emily Stonington 23%
Robert Story, Jr. 100%
Bill Tash 93%
Mike Taylor 93%
William Thomas 93%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 13%
Brett Tramelli 33%
Joseph Tropila 53%
Durward Waddill 47%
Karl Waitschies 87%
Allan Walters 87%
Mignon Waterman 50%
Jack Wells 100%
James Whitaker 93%
John Witt 100%
Merlin Wolery 100%
Cindy Younkin 100%
Tom Zook 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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