Rating Group: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 7 Michelle Fischbach Republican 79%
MN State House - 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 85%
MN State House - 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 69%
MN State House - 28A Gene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids Republican 77%
MN State House - 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN State House - 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House - 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State House - 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House - 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State House - 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MN State Senate - 3 Thomas Bakk Independent 33%
MN State Senate - 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State Senate - 6 Dave Tomassoni Independent 25%
MN State Senate - 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 95%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 69%
MN State Senate - 18 Scott Newman Republican 77%
MN State Senate - 23 Julie Rosen Republican 94%
MN State Senate - 25 David Senjem Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 26 Carla Nelson Republican 85%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 77%
MN State Senate - 34 Warren Limmer Republican 89%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 77%
MN State Senate - 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 32%
MN State Senate - 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MN State Senate - 46 Ron Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate - 61 D. Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State Senate - 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN State Senate - 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN Commissioner - 3 Michael Beard 92%
MN Commissioner - 4 Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN Commissioner - 4 Tom Rukavina 31%
MN Commissioner - 6 Mary Holberg 77%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Non-partisan 75%
Ron Abrams 69%
Peter Adolphson 82%
Ellen Anderson 17%
Irv Anderson 31%
Jeff Anderson 77%
Michele Bachmann 95%
William Belanger, Jr. 89%
Linda Berglin 16%
Donald Betzold 26%
Len Biernat 55%
Greg Blaine 85%
Dick Borrell 92%
Lynda Boudreau 100%
Francis Bradley 92%
Laura Brod 75%
Mark Buesgens 85%
Lyndon Carlson, Sr. 31%
Satveer Chaudhary 26%
Karen Clark 30%
Richard Cohen 21%
Tony Cornish 77%
Ray Cox 85%
Richard Day 94%
Chris DeLaForest 77%
Randy Demmer 85%
Jerry Dempsey 73%
David Dill 27%
Stephen Dille 82%
Dan Dorman 69%
John Dorn 54%
Robert Eastlund 92%
Matt Entenza 50%
Ron Erhardt 85%
Brad Finstad 77%
Leo Foley 32%
Dennis Frederickson 79%
Douglas Fuller 69%
David Gaither 95%
Barbara Goodwin 46%
Mindy Greiling 50%
Bob Gunther 82%
Bill Haas 89%
Tom Hackbarth 85%
David Hann 94%
Elaine Harder 83%
Bud Heidgerken 77%
Linda Higgins 32%
Debra Hilstrom 46%
Bill Hilty 31%
Joe Hoppe 85%
John Hottinger 26%
Larry Howes 77%
Thomas Huntley 38%
Carl Jacobson 67%
Mike Jaros 31%
Dean Elton Johnson 39%
Debbie Johnson 89%
Jeff Johnson 92%
Sheldon Johnson 50%
Al Juhnke 54%
Michael Jungbauer 94%
Phyllis Kahn 36%
Steve Kelley 33%
State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 7 Michelle Fischbach R 79%
MN State House - 3B Mary Murphy DFL 46%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart DFL 54%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson R 85%
MN State House - 18A Dean Urdahl R 69%
MN State House - 28A Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 46%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids R 77%
MN State House - 40A Michael Nelson DFL 58%
MN State House - 41A Connie Bernardy DFL 46%
MN State House - 61A Frank Hornstein DFL 54%
MN State House - 63A Jim Davnie DFL 50%
MN State House - 65B Carlos Mariani DFL 44%
MN State House - 66A Alice Hausman DFL 42%
MN State Senate - 3 Thomas Bakk I 33%
MN State Senate - 4 Kent Eken DFL 54%
MN State Senate - 6 Dave Tomassoni I 25%
MN State Senate - 10 Carrie Ruud R 95%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom R 69%
MN State Senate - 18 Scott Newman R 77%
MN State Senate - 23 Julie Rosen R 94%
MN State Senate - 25 David Senjem R 83%
MN State Senate - 26 Carla Nelson R 85%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson R 77%
MN State Senate - 34 Warren Limmer R 89%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II R 77%
MN State Senate - 43 Charles Wiger DFL 32%
MN State Senate - 45 Ann Rest DFL 28%
MN State Senate - 46 Ron Latz DFL 46%
MN State Senate - 61 D. Dibble DFL 21%
MN State Senate - 65 Sandra Pappas DFL 26%
MN State Senate - 66 John Marty DFL 28%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 36%
MN Commissioner - 3 Michael Beard 92%
MN Commissioner - 4 Joseph Atkins DFL 54%
MN Commissioner - 4 Tom Rukavina 31%
MN Commissioner - 6 Mary Holberg 77%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Other 75%
Ron Abrams 69%
Peter Adolphson 82%
Ellen Anderson 17%
Irv Anderson 31%
Jeff Anderson 77%
Michele Bachmann 95%
William Belanger, Jr. 89%
Linda Berglin 16%
Donald Betzold 26%
Len Biernat 55%
Greg Blaine 85%
Dick Borrell 92%
Lynda Boudreau 100%
Francis Bradley 92%
Laura Brod 75%
Mark Buesgens 85%
Lyndon Carlson, Sr. 31%
Satveer Chaudhary 26%
Karen Clark 30%
Richard Cohen 21%
Tony Cornish 77%
Ray Cox 85%
Richard Day 94%
Chris DeLaForest 77%
Randy Demmer 85%
Jerry Dempsey 73%
David Dill 27%
Stephen Dille 82%
Dan Dorman 69%
John Dorn 54%
Robert Eastlund 92%
Matt Entenza 50%
Ron Erhardt 85%
Brad Finstad 77%
Leo Foley 32%
Dennis Frederickson 79%
Douglas Fuller 69%
David Gaither 95%
Barbara Goodwin 46%
Mindy Greiling 50%
Bob Gunther 82%
Bill Haas 89%
Tom Hackbarth 85%
David Hann 94%
Elaine Harder 83%
Bud Heidgerken 77%
Linda Higgins 32%
Debra Hilstrom 46%
Bill Hilty 31%
Joe Hoppe 85%
John Hottinger 26%
Larry Howes 77%
Thomas Huntley 38%
Carl Jacobson 67%
Mike Jaros 31%
Dean Elton Johnson 39%
Debbie Johnson 89%
Jeff Johnson 92%
Sheldon Johnson 50%
Al Juhnke 54%
Michael Jungbauer 94%
Phyllis Kahn 36%
Steve Kelley 33%
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