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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2017 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 10%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 14%
MN State House 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 5%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 7%
MN State House 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 5B Sandy Layman Republican 5%
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 19%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 10%
MN State House 9A John Poston Republican 5%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 16%
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 12%
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 12%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 10%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 7%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 12%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 20%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 6%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 12%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 11%
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 12%
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 14%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 29%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 5%
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 8%
MN State House 21A Barb Haley Republican 11%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 4%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 12%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 23%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 23%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 18%
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 12%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 4%
MN State House 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 12%
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 10%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 27%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 4%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 100%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 10%
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 8%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 7%
MN State House 31B Cal Bahr Republican 11%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 99%
MN State House 32B Anne Neu Republican 6%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 8%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 6%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 37A Erin Koegel Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 37B Nolan West Republican 5%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 20%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 9%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State House 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 42B Jamie Becker-Finn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 6%
MN State House 48A Laurie Pryor Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50B Andrew Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 5%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 10%
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 6%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 13%
MN State House 59A Fue Lee Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State Senate 1 Mark Johnson Republican 6%
MN State Senate 2 Paul Utke Republican 6%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 6%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 18%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 9%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 15%
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 12%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 18%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 9%
MN State Senate 14 Jerry Relph Republican 6%
MN State Senate 15 Andrew Matthews Republican 13%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 18%
MN State Senate 17 Andrew Lang Republican 6%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 11%
MN State Senate 19 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 20 Rich Draheim Republican 6%
MN State Senate 21 Mike Goggin Republican 6%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 26%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 27%
MN State Senate 24 John Jasinski Republican 6%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 24%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 26%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 31%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 7%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 9%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 6%
MN State Senate 32 Mark Koran Republican 0%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 7%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 21%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 41%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 7%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 22%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 44 Paul Anderson Republican 6%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 47 Scott Jensen Republican 6%
MN State Senate 48 Steve Cwodzinski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State Senate 52 Matt Klein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 22%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 8%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 58 Matt Little Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
Susan Allen 98%
Sarah Anderson 15%
Dario Anselmo 26%
Jon Applebaum 98%
Regina Barr 5%
Matt Bliss 6%
David Bly 98%
Drew Christensen 4%
Karen Clark 96%
Matt Dean 10%
Kelly Fenton 10%
Michelle Fischbach 30%
Keith Franke 32%
Debra Hilstrom 98%
Joe Hoppe 8%
Randy Jessup 11%
Clark Johnson 98%
Sheldon Johnson 10%
Jim Knoblach 20%
Kathy Lohmer 8%
Jenifer Loon 8%
Bob Loonan 12%
Tony Lourey 98%
Erin Maye-Quade 100%
Jason Metsa 100%
Erin Murphy 97%
Jim Newberger 10%
Joyce Peppin 3%
Roz Peterson 10%
Cindy Pugh 7%
Paul Rosenthal 91%
Linda Slocum 98%
Dennis Smith 8%
Mark Uglem 26%
Joann Ward 99%
Abigail Whelan 8%
Anna Wills 10%

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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