Rating Group: Montana Public Interest Research Group

2003 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 89%
MT State House - 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 90%
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane Democratic 82%
MT State Senate - 5 Bob Keenan Republican 18%
MT State Senate - 30 John Esp Republican 18%
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 9%
MT Commissioner - 3 Don Ryan 82%
Joan Andersen 18%
Keith Bales 0%
John Balyeat 36%
Gregory Barkus 18%
Debby Barrett 18%
Arlene Becker 91%
Bob Bergren 40%
Norma Bixby 100%
Jerry Black 18%
Gary Branae 82%
Dee Brown 18%
Roy Brown 9%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 100%
Paul Clark 91%
John Cobb 91%
Vicki Cocchiarella 91%
Mike Cooney 100%
Brent Cromley 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 18%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Tim Dowell 91%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 100%
George Loren Everett 9%
Tom Facey 91%
Eve Franklin 100%
David Gallik 100%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 91%
Kelly Gebhardt 20%
George Golie 82%
Duane Grimes 27%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Kenneth Hansen 91%
Dan Harrington 80%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Verdell Jackson 27%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 91%
Larry Jent 90%
Carol Juneau 100%
Christine Kaufmann 100%
Sam Kitzenberg 90%
Richard Laible 9%
Bob Lake 18%
Carol Lambert 18%
Michael Lange 20%
Ralph Lenhart 73%
Monica Lindeen 82%
Rick Maedje 9%
Bruce Malcolm 18%
Jeff Mangan 73%
Gary Matthews 36%
Daniel McGee 18%
Joe McKenney 9%
Scott Mendenhall 27%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 18%
John Musgrove 100%
Mark Noennig 45%
Alan Olson 27%
Bernie Olson 18%
Jerry O'Neil 9%
John Parker 100%
Gerald Pease 82%
Gary Perry 18%
Jim Peterson 27%
Holly Raser 100%
Diane Rice 18%
Rick Ripley 9%
Donald Roberts 18%
John Ross 27%
Glenn Roush 70%
Scott Sales 36%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
John Sinrud 9%
Veronica Small-Eastman 100%
Carolyn Squires 91%
Corey Stapleton 27%
Ronald Stoker 18%
Robert Story, Jr. 9%
Bill Tash 18%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 91%
Pat Wagman 9%
Karl Waitschies 18%
David Wanzenried 91%
Mike Wheat 100%
Bill Wilson 91%
John Witt 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 89%
MT State House - 32 Jonathan Windy Boy D 90%
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane D 82%
MT State Senate - 5 Bob Keenan R 18%
MT State Senate - 30 John Esp R 18%
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour D 100%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 9%
MT Commissioner - 3 Don Ryan 82%
Joan Andersen 18%
Keith Bales 0%
John Balyeat 36%
Gregory Barkus 18%
Debby Barrett 18%
Arlene Becker 91%
Bob Bergren 40%
Norma Bixby 100%
Jerry Black 18%
Gary Branae 82%
Dee Brown 18%
Roy Brown 9%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 100%
Paul Clark 91%
John Cobb 91%
Vicki Cocchiarella 91%
Mike Cooney 100%
Brent Cromley 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 18%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Tim Dowell 91%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 100%
George Loren Everett 9%
Tom Facey 91%
Eve Franklin 100%
David Gallik 100%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 91%
Kelly Gebhardt 20%
George Golie 82%
Duane Grimes 27%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Kenneth Hansen 91%
Dan Harrington 80%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Verdell Jackson 27%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 91%
Larry Jent 90%
Carol Juneau 100%
Christine Kaufmann 100%
Sam Kitzenberg 90%
Richard Laible 9%
Bob Lake 18%
Carol Lambert 18%
Michael Lange 20%
Ralph Lenhart 73%
Monica Lindeen 82%
Rick Maedje 9%
Bruce Malcolm 18%
Jeff Mangan 73%
Gary Matthews 36%
Daniel McGee 18%
Joe McKenney 9%
Scott Mendenhall 27%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 18%
John Musgrove 100%
Mark Noennig 45%
Alan Olson 27%
Bernie Olson 18%
Jerry O'Neil 9%
John Parker 100%
Gerald Pease 82%
Gary Perry 18%
Jim Peterson 27%
Holly Raser 100%
Diane Rice 18%
Rick Ripley 9%
Donald Roberts 18%
John Ross 27%
Glenn Roush 70%
Scott Sales 36%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
John Sinrud 9%
Veronica Small-Eastman 100%
Carolyn Squires 91%
Corey Stapleton 27%
Ronald Stoker 18%
Robert Story, Jr. 9%
Bill Tash 18%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 91%
Pat Wagman 9%
Karl Waitschies 18%
David Wanzenried 91%
Mike Wheat 100%
Bill Wilson 91%
John Witt 9%
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