Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Montana

2005-2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
MT State House - 18 Llewelyn Jones Republican 90%
MT State House - 31 Frank Smith Democratic 70%
MT State House - 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 67%
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane Democratic 60%
MT State House - 81 Mary Caferro Democratic 30%
MT State Senate - 5 Bob Keenan Republican 70%
MT State Senate - 23 Tom McGillvray Republican 90%
MT State Senate - 30 John Esp Republican 80%
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 40%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 60%
MT Commissioner - 3 Don Ryan 50%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 90%
Joan Andersen 78%
Keith Bales 80%
Joe Balyeat 70%
John Balyeat 70%
Gregory Barkus 90%
Debby Barrett 60%
Arlene Becker 50%
Bob Bergren 50%
Norma Bixby 40%
Jerry Black 100%
Gary Branae 50%
Dee Brown 100%
Roy Brown 60%
John Brueggeman 100%
Edward Butcher 80%
Rosalie Buzzas 50%
Terrence Callahan 60%
Margarett Campbell 56%
Paul Clark 50%
John Cobb 70%
Vicki Cocchiarella 60%
Mike Cooney 60%
Brent Cromley 50%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Sue Dickenson 50%
Tim Dowell 56%
Robyn Driscoll 50%
Emelie Kay Eaton 50%
Jon Ellingson 50%
Jim Elliott 40%
Jeffrey Essmann 90%
George Loren Everett 50%
Tom Facey 60%
Eve Franklin 56%
Kevin Furey 50%
David Gallik 40%
Steven Gallus 50%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 60%
Kelly Gebhardt 90%
Kim Gillan 60%
William Glaser 90%
George Golie 60%
Duane Grimes 100%
Wanda Grinde 50%
George Groesbeck 50%
Gail Gutsche 50%
Robin Hamilton 60%
Kenneth Hansen 60%
Dan Harrington 50%
Christopher Kirk Harris 50%
Robert Hawks 50%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 90%
Gordon Hendrick 70%
Teresa Henry 50%
Dennis Himmelberger 60%
Cynthia Hiner 60%
Verdell Jackson 80%
Hal Jacobson 50%
Joey Jayne 30%
Larry Jent 56%
Bill Jones 80%
Mike Jopek 50%
Carol Juneau 30%
Christine Kaufmann 30%
Sam Kitzenberg 70%
Harry Klock 80%
Roger Koopman 67%
Richard Laible 90%
Bob Lake 90%
Carol Lambert 80%
Michael Lange 60%
Lane Larson 50%
Jesse Laslovich 60%
Ralph Lenhart 50%
Dave Lewis 90%
Greg Lind 60%
Monica Lindeen 60%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Rick Maedje 100%
Bruce Malcolm 80%
Jeff Mangan 70%
Gary Matthews 80%
Dave McAlpin 50%
Daniel McGee 80%
Joe McKenney 100%
Walter McNutt 100%
Scott Mendenhall 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 50%
MT State House - 18 Llewelyn Jones R 90%
MT State House - 31 Frank Smith D 70%
MT State House - 32 Jonathan Windy Boy D 67%
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane D 60%
MT State House - 81 Mary Caferro D 30%
MT State Senate - 5 Bob Keenan R 70%
MT State Senate - 23 Tom McGillvray R 90%
MT State Senate - 30 John Esp R 80%
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour D 40%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 60%
MT Commissioner - 3 Don Ryan 50%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen R 90%
Joan Andersen 78%
Keith Bales 80%
Joe Balyeat 70%
John Balyeat 70%
Gregory Barkus 90%
Debby Barrett 60%
Arlene Becker 50%
Bob Bergren 50%
Norma Bixby 40%
Jerry Black 100%
Gary Branae 50%
Dee Brown 100%
Roy Brown 60%
John Brueggeman 100%
Edward Butcher 80%
Rosalie Buzzas 50%
Terrence Callahan 60%
Margarett Campbell 56%
Paul Clark 50%
John Cobb 70%
Vicki Cocchiarella 60%
Mike Cooney 60%
Brent Cromley 50%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Sue Dickenson 50%
Tim Dowell 56%
Robyn Driscoll 50%
Emelie Kay Eaton 50%
Jon Ellingson 50%
Jim Elliott 40%
Jeffrey Essmann 90%
George Loren Everett 50%
Tom Facey 60%
Eve Franklin 56%
Kevin Furey 50%
David Gallik 40%
Steven Gallus 50%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 60%
Kelly Gebhardt 90%
Kim Gillan 60%
William Glaser 90%
George Golie 60%
Duane Grimes 100%
Wanda Grinde 50%
George Groesbeck 50%
Gail Gutsche 50%
Robin Hamilton 60%
Kenneth Hansen 60%
Dan Harrington 50%
Christopher Kirk Harris 50%
Robert Hawks 50%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 90%
Gordon Hendrick 70%
Teresa Henry 50%
Dennis Himmelberger 60%
Cynthia Hiner 60%
Verdell Jackson 80%
Hal Jacobson 50%
Joey Jayne 30%
Larry Jent 56%
Bill Jones 80%
Mike Jopek 50%
Carol Juneau 30%
Christine Kaufmann 30%
Sam Kitzenberg 70%
Harry Klock 80%
Roger Koopman 67%
Richard Laible 90%
Bob Lake 90%
Carol Lambert 80%
Michael Lange 60%
Lane Larson 50%
Jesse Laslovich 60%
Ralph Lenhart 50%
Dave Lewis 90%
Greg Lind 60%
Monica Lindeen 60%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Rick Maedje 100%
Bruce Malcolm 80%
Jeff Mangan 70%
Gary Matthews 80%
Dave McAlpin 50%
Daniel McGee 80%
Joe McKenney 100%
Walter McNutt 100%
Scott Mendenhall 90%
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