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Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2017 Lifetime Scores

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State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House - 1A Dan Fabian Republican 61%
MN State House - 1B Deb Kiel Republican 65%
MN State House - 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 67%
MN State House - 2B Steve Green Republican 71%
MN State House - 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House - 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House - 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
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 33%
MN State House - 7B Liz Olson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House - 8A Bud Nornes Republican 65%
MN State House - 8B Mary Franson Republican 76%
MN State House - 9A John Poston Republican 73%
MN State House - 9B Ron Kresha Republican 65%
MN State House - 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 52%
MN State House - 10B Dale Lueck Republican 52%
MN State House - 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House - 12A Jeff Backer Republican 52%
MN State House - 12B Paul Anderson Republican 79%
MN State House - 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 64%
MN State House - 14A Tama Theis Republican 61%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 79%
MN State House - 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 65%
MN State House - 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 66%
MN State House - 17A Tim Miller Republican 54%
MN State House - 17B Dave Baker Republican 47%
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 39%
MN State House - 20A Bob Vogel Republican 64%
MN State House - 21A Barb Haley Republican 73%
MN State House - 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 89%
MN State House - 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 62%
MN State House - 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 60%
MN State House - 23A Bob Gunther Republican 62%
MN State House - 24A John Petersburg Republican 69%
MN State House - 24B Brian Daniels Republican 55%
MN State House - 25A Duane Quam Republican 79%
MN State House - 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN State House - 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House - 26B Nels Pierson Republican 58%
MN State House - 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 54%
MN State House - 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House - 28A Gene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids Republican 63%
MN State House - 29A Joe McDonald Republican 73%
MN State House - 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 78%
MN State House - 30B Eric Lucero Republican 86%
MN State House - 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 80%
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 80%
MN State House - 35B Peggy Scott Republican 83%
MN State House - 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
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 77%
MN State House - 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 78%
MN State House - 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House - 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
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 17%
MN State House - 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House - 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House - 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
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 12%
MN State House - 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House - 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House - 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 73%
MN State House - 55B Tony Albright Republican 70%
MN State House - 58A Jon Koznick Republican 64%
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 - 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House - 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House - 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State House - 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State House - 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House - 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House - 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House - 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House - 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
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 14%
MN State Senate - 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate - 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 75%
MN State Senate - 6 Dave Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State Senate - 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar DFL 20%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan DFL 37%
MN State House - 1A Dan Fabian R 61%
MN State House - 1B Deb Kiel R 65%
MN State House - 2A Matthew Grossell R 67%
MN State House - 2B Steve Green R 71%
MN State House - 3A Rob Ecklund DFL 27%
MN State House - 3B Mary Murphy DFL 16%
MN State House - 4A Ben Lien DFL 24%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart DFL 24%
MN State House - 5B Sandy Layman R 67%
MN State House - 6A Julie Sandstede DFL 33%
MN State House - 7A Jennifer Schultz DFL 33%
MN State House - 7B Liz Olson DFL 20%
MN State House - 8A Bud Nornes R 65%
MN State House - 8B Mary Franson R 76%
MN State House - 9A John Poston R 73%
MN State House - 9B Ron Kresha R 65%
MN State House - 10A Josh Heintzeman R 52%
MN State House - 10B Dale Lueck R 52%
MN State House - 11A Mike Sundin DFL 18%
MN State House - 12A Jeff Backer R 52%
MN State House - 12B Paul Anderson R 79%
MN State House - 13B Tim O'Driscoll R 64%
MN State House - 14A Tama Theis R 61%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson R 79%
MN State House - 16A Chris Swedzinski R 65%
MN State House - 16B Paul Torkelson R 66%
MN State House - 17A Tim Miller R 54%
MN State House - 17B Dave Baker R 47%
MN State House - 18A Dean Urdahl R 60%
MN State House - 18B Glenn Gruenhagen R 80%
MN State House - 19B Jack Considine, Jr. DFL 39%
MN State House - 20A Bob Vogel R 64%
MN State House - 21A Barb Haley R 73%
MN State House - 21B Steve Drazkowski R 89%
MN State House - 22A Joe Schomacker R 62%
MN State House - 22B Rod Hamilton R 60%
MN State House - 23A Bob Gunther R 62%
MN State House - 24A John Petersburg R 69%
MN State House - 24B Brian Daniels R 55%
MN State House - 25A Duane Quam R 79%
MN State House - 25B Duane Sauke DFL 47%
MN State House - 26A Tina Liebling DFL 22%
MN State House - 26B Nels Pierson R 58%
MN State House - 27A Peggy Bennett R 54%
MN State House - 27B Jeanne Poppe DFL 16%
MN State House - 28A Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 27%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids R 63%
MN State House - 29A Joe McDonald R 73%
MN State House - 29B Marion O'Neill R 78%
MN State House - 30B Eric Lucero R 86%
MN State House - 31A Kurt Daudt R 80%
MN State House - 31B Cal Bahr R 100%
MN State House - 32A Brian Johnson R 67%
MN State House - 32B Anne Neu R 73%
MN State House - 33A Jerry Hertaus R 80%
MN State House - 35B Peggy Scott R 83%
MN State House - 36B Melissa Hortman DFL 11%
MN State House - 37A Erin Koegel DFL 40%
MN State House - 37B Nolan West R 73%
MN State House - 38A Linda Runbeck R 77%
MN State House - 39A Bob Dettmer R 78%
MN State House - 40A Michael Nelson DFL 13%
MN State House - 41A Connie Bernardy DFL 18%
MN State House - 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein DFL 20%
MN State House - 42B Jamie Becker-Finn DFL 40%
MN State House - 43A Peter Fischer DFL 17%
MN State House - 43B Leon Lillie DFL 11%
MN State House - 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. DFL 21%
MN State House - 45B Mike Freiberg DFL 21%
MN State House - 46B Cheryl Youakim DFL 33%
MN State House - 47A Jim Nash R 73%
MN State House - 48A Laurie Pryor DFL 47%
MN State House - 50B Andrew Carlson DFL 47%
MN State House - 51A Sandra Masin DFL 12%
MN State House - 51B Laurie Halverson DFL 21%
MN State House - 52A Rick Hansen DFL 17%
MN State House - 54B Tony Jurgens R 73%
MN State House - 55B Tony Albright R 70%
MN State House - 58A Jon Koznick R 64%
MN State House - 58B Patrick Garofalo R 73%
MN State House - 59A Fue Lee DFL 20%
MN State House - 59B Raymond Dehn DFL 13%
MN State House - 61A Frank Hornstein DFL 16%
MN State House - 63A Jim Davnie DFL 16%
MN State House - 63B Jean Wagenius DFL 14%
MN State House - 64B Dave Pinto DFL 30%
MN State House - 65A Rena Moran DFL 11%
MN State House - 65B Carlos Mariani DFL 11%
MN State House - 66A Alice Hausman DFL 17%
MN State House - 66B John Lesch DFL 18%
MN State House - 67A Tim Mahoney DFL 14%
MN State Senate - 1 Mark Johnson R 69%
MN State Senate - 2 Paul Utke R 69%
MN State Senate - 3 Thomas Bakk DFL 14%
MN State Senate - 4 Kent Eken DFL 14%
MN State Senate - 5 Justin Eichorn R 75%
MN State Senate - 6 Dave Tomassoni DFL 11%
MN State Senate - 7 Erik Simonson DFL 19%
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