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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2017 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 53%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 73%
MN State House 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 67%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 73%
MN State House 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House 5B Sandy Layman Republican 67%
MN State House 6A Julie Sandstede Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 7A Jennifer Schultz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 7B Liz Olson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 67%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 87%
MN State House 9A John Poston Republican 73%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 80%
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 73%
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 73%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 73%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 67%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 67%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 67%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 67%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 67%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 67%
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 73%
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 67%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 60%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 80%
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 73%
MN State House 21A Barb Haley Republican 73%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 80%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 67%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 73%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 67%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 73%
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 73%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 80%
MN State House 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 73%
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 60%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 60%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 73%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 80%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 73%
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 93%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 73%
MN State House 31B Cal Bahr Republican 100%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 67%
MN State House 32B Anne Neu Republican 73%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 73%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 80%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 37A Erin Koegel Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 37B Nolan West Republican 73%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 73%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 67%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 42B Jamie Becker-Finn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 73%
MN State House 48A Laurie Pryor Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House 50B Andrew Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 73%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 73%
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 73%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 73%
MN State House 59A Fue Lee Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 1 Mark Johnson Republican 69%
MN State Senate 2 Paul Utke Republican 69%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 75%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 69%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 69%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 69%
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 73%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 69%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 80%
MN State Senate 14 Jerry Relph Republican 69%
MN State Senate 15 Andrew Matthews Republican 75%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 69%
MN State Senate 17 Andrew Lang Republican 75%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 75%
MN State Senate 19 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 20 Rich Draheim Republican 75%
MN State Senate 21 Mike Goggin Republican 75%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 69%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 69%
MN State Senate 24 John Jasinski Republican 75%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 69%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 75%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 75%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 75%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 81%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 75%
MN State Senate 32 Mark Koran Republican 69%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 69%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 75%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 69%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 75%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 75%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 44 Paul Anderson Republican 69%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 47 Scott Jensen Republican 75%
MN State Senate 48 Steve Cwodzinski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 52 Matt Klein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 54 Karla Bigham Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38\%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 75%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 69%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 58 Matt Little Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN Commissioner 4 Karla Bigham 38\%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
Susan Allen 20%
Sarah Anderson 73%
Dario Anselmo 67%
Jon Applebaum 20%
Regina Barr 73%
Matt Bliss 67%
David Bly 20%
Drew Christensen 87%
Karen Clark 27%
Tony Cornish 67%
Matt Dean 73%
Kelly Fenton 67%
Michelle Fischbach 75%
Keith Franke 60%
Debra Hilstrom 33%
Joe Hoppe 60%
Randy Jessup 73%
Clark Johnson 53%
Sheldon Johnson 13%
Jim Knoblach 60%
Kathy Lohmer 73%
Jenifer Loon 73%
Bob Loonan 73%
Tony Lourey 13%
Erin Maye-Quade 27%
Jason Metsa 13%
Erin Murphy 27%
Jim Newberger 80%
Joyce Peppin 80%
Roz Peterson 67%
Cindy Pugh 80%
Paul Rosenthal 47%
Dan Schoen 25%
Linda Slocum 7%
Dennis Smith 73%
Mark Uglem 67%

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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