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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2018 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 22%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 22%
MN State House 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 28%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 17%
MN State House 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN State House 5B Sandy Layman Republican 28%
MN State House 6A Julie Sandstede Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7A Jennifer Schultz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7B Liz Olson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 28%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 19%
MN State House 9A John Poston Republican 22%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 33%
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 24%
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 28%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 24%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 28%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 28%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 29%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 22%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 28%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 28%
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 22%
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 25%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 28%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 22%
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 22%
MN State House 21A Barb Haley Republican 33%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 28%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 29%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 35%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 33%
MN State House 23B Jeremy Munson Republican 33%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 28%
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 24%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 22%
MN State House 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 28%
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 22%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 28%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 25%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 22%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 31%
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 17%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 24%
MN State House 31B Cal Bahr Republican 17%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 28%
MN State House 32B Anne Neu Republican 28%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 28%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 19%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 37A Erin Koegel Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State House 37B Nolan West Republican 28%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 22%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 28%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State House 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 42B Jamie Becker-Finn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 22%
MN State House 48A Laurie Pryor Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 50B Andrew Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN State House 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 39%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 22%
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 22%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 22%
MN State House 59A Fue Lee Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 1 Mark Johnson Republican 22%
MN State Senate 2 Paul Utke Republican 26%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN State Senate 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 26%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 26%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 22%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 26%
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 28%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 21%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 28%
MN State Senate 14 Jerry Relph Republican 26%
MN State Senate 15 Andrew Matthews Republican 22%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 22%
MN State Senate 17 Andrew Lang Republican 26%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 17%
MN State Senate 19 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 20 Rich Draheim Republican 26%
MN State Senate 21 Mike Goggin Republican 26%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 26%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 18%
MN State Senate 24 John Jasinski Republican 26%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 26%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 17%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 21%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 21%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 12%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 17%
MN State Senate 32 Mark Koran Republican 26%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 21%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 17%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 26%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 22%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 26%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 44 Paul Anderson Republican 22%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State Senate 47 Scott Jensen Republican 26%
MN State Senate 48 Steve Cwodzinski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 52 Matt Klein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 54 Karla Bigham Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 28%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 21%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN State Senate 58 Matt Little Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN Commissioner 4 Karla Bigham 100%
Susan Allen 100%
Sarah Anderson 22%
Dario Anselmo 29%
Jon Applebaum 86%
Regina Barr 33%
Matt Bliss 28%
David Bly 28%
Drew Christensen 17%
Karen Clark 100%
Matt Dean 22%
Kelly Fenton 28%
Michelle Fischbach 32%
Keith Franke 44%
Debra Hilstrom 94%
Joe Hoppe 28%
Randy Jessup 28%
Clark Johnson 94%
Jim Knoblach 28%
Kathy Lohmer 28%
Jenifer Loon 28%
Bob Loonan 22%
Tony Lourey 100%
Erin Maye-Quade 89%
Jason Metsa 93%
Erin Murphy 100%
Jim Newberger 22%
Joyce Peppin 22%
Roz Peterson 28%
Cindy Pugh 22%
Paul Rosenthal 94%
Linda Slocum 100%
Dennis Smith 22%
Mark Uglem 28%
Joann Ward 100%
Abigail Whelan 28%
Anna Wills 33%

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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