For the record | Voting history of the GOP senators targeted for recall

WiG looked at ratings the eight GOP senators targeted for recall have received from various special interest groups. The ratings indicate the percentage of time the senators voted with positions taken by the various groups during a given legislative session, which is shown in parentheses.

Robert Cowles, Green Bay, District 2

Voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

  • Planned Parenthood: 25 (2007-08), 0 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 90 (2007-08), 71 (2005-2006)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 100 (2010), 90 (2009)
  • ACLU: 0 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 67 (2009-2010), 50 (2005)
  • Sierra Club: 29 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 27 (2007-08)

Alberta Darling, River Hills, District 8

Voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

  • Planned Parenthood: 50 (2007-08), 17 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 100 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 75 (2010), 90 (2009)
  • ACLU 0 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 50 (2009-2010), 39 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 14 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 27 (2007-08)

Sheila Harsdorf, River Falls, District 10

Voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

  • Planned Parenthood: 50 (2007-08), 0 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 79 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 100 (2010), 90 (2009)
  • ACLU: 0 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 58 (2009-2010), 50 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 43 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 36 (2007-08)

Luther Olsen, Ripon, District 14

Voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

  • Planned Parenthood: 25 (2007-08), 33 (2006), 20 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 76 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 100 (2010), 100 (2009)
  • ACLU: 0 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 67 (2009-2010), 29 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 29 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 45 (2007-08)

Randy Hopper, Fond du Lac, District 18

First elected to public office in 2008, Hopper has a limited legislative record.

  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 100 (2010), 100 (2009)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 50 (2009-10)

Glenn Grothman, West Bend, District 20

One of the four most virulently anti-equality members of the Legislature, Grothman was one of only three senators who voted against legislation to discourage anti-gay bullying in Wisconsin schools. He voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state.

  • Planned Parenthood: 0 (2007-08), 0 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 93 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 80 (2010), 100 (2009)
  • ACLU: 20 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 36 (2009-2010), 24 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 14 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 9 (2007-08)

Mary Lazich, New Berlin, District 28

Another one of the four most virulently anti-equality members of the Legislature, Lazich was one of only three senators who voted against legislation to discourage anti-gay bullying in Wisconsin schools. She voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state.

  • Planned Parenthood: 0 (2007-08), 0 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 93 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 100 (2010), 90 (2009)
  • ACLU: 20 (2006)
  • Fair Wisconsin: 0 (2004)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 33 (2009-2010), 28 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 14 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 20 (2007 08)

Dan Kapanke, La Crosse, District 32

Voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

  • Planned Parenthood: 0 (2007-08), 0 (2006), 0 (2005)
  • Americans for Prosperity: 76 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: 80 (2010), 81 (2009)
  • ACLU: 0 (2006)
  • League of Conservation Voters: 67 (2009-2010), 50 (2005-06)
  • Sierra Club: 43 (2005-06)
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO: 50 (2007-08)

Source: Project Vote Smart