Rating Group: Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus

2016 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 2B Matt Bliss Republican 75%
MN State House - 6B Josh Heintzeman Republican 92%
MN State House - 9A Jeff Backer Republican 92%
MN State House - 10A Ron Kresha Republican 92%
MN State House - 12A Paul Anderson Republican 92%
MN State House - 12B Mary Franson Republican 92%
MN State House - 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 92%
MN State House - 14B Dan Wolgamott Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State House - 15A Chris Swedzinski Republican 92%
MN State House - 15B Paul Torkelson Republican 92%
MN State House - 16A Dean Urdahl Republican 92%
MN State House - 16B Dave Baker Republican 92%
MN State House - 19A Brian Daniels Republican 92%
MN State House - 19B John Petersburg Republican 83%
MN State House - 21A Joe Schomacker Republican 92%
MN State House - 23A Peggy Bennett Republican 92%
MN State House - 24A Duane Quam Republican 92%
MN State House - 24B Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 26B Greg Davids Republican 92%
MN State House - 27B Kurt Daudt Republican 92%
MN State House - 28A Brian Johnson Republican 92%
MN State House - 29A Joe McDonald Republican 92%
MN State House - 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 83%
MN State House - 31B Peggy Scott Republican 92%
MN State House - 32A Nolan West Republican 83%
MN State House - 43B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 44A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 48A Jim Nash Republican 100%
MN State House - 56B John Huot Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MN State House - 57A Jon Koznick Republican 92%
MN State House - 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 92%
MN State House - 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House - 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate - 1 Mark Johnson Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 5 Paul Utke Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 6 Justin Eichorn Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 7 Robert Farnsworth Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 11 Jason Rarick Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 13 Jeff Howe Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 15 Gary Dahms Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 16 Andrew Lang Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 17 Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 18 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 19 John Jasinski Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 20 Steve Drazkowski Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 22 Rich Draheim Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 23 Gene Dornink Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 24 Carla Nelson Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 26 Jeremy Miller Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 27 Andrew Mathews Republican 83%
MN State Senate - 28 Mark Koran Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 30 Eric Lucero Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 31 Cal Bahr Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 33 Karin Housley Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 37 Warren Limmer Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 40 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 43 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 46 Ron Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 51 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 52 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 54 Eric Pratt Republican 92%
MN State Senate - 55 Lindsey Port Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 56 Erin Maye-Quade Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 61 Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 64 Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate - 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate - 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Justice of the Supreme Court - Seat 4 Paul Thissen Non-partisan 0%
MN Commissioner - 2 Benjamin Grimsley 67%
Brian Abrahamson 0%
Tony Albright 92%
Susan Allen 0%
Jody Anderson 17%
Dario Anselmo 0%
Tom Anzelc 100%
Jon Applebaum 0%
Ian Baird 92%
Thomas Bakk 92%
Regina Barr 83%
Cody Barringer 75%
Dennis Barsness 83%
Chris Bellflower 83%
Michelle Benson 92%
Donna Bergstrom 67%
Connie Bernardy 0%
David Bly 0%
Francis Bradley 75%
Roxana Bruins 0%
Cory Campbell 83%
Robert Cardinal 25%
Roger Chamberlain 92%
Drew Christensen 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar DFL 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan DFL 0%
MN State House - 2B Matt Bliss R 75%
MN State House - 6B Josh Heintzeman R 92%
MN State House - 9A Jeff Backer R 92%
MN State House - 10A Ron Kresha R 92%
MN State House - 12A Paul Anderson R 92%
MN State House - 12B Mary Franson R 92%
MN State House - 13B Tim O'Driscoll R 92%
MN State House - 14B Dan Wolgamott DFL 92%
MN State House - 15A Chris Swedzinski R 92%
MN State House - 15B Paul Torkelson R 92%
MN State House - 16A Dean Urdahl R 92%
MN State House - 16B Dave Baker R 92%
MN State House - 19A Brian Daniels R 92%
MN State House - 19B John Petersburg R 83%
MN State House - 21A Joe Schomacker R 92%
MN State House - 23A Peggy Bennett R 92%
MN State House - 24A Duane Quam R 92%
MN State House - 24B Tina Liebling DFL 0%
MN State House - 26B Greg Davids R 92%
MN State House - 27B Kurt Daudt R 92%
MN State House - 28A Brian Johnson R 92%
MN State House - 29A Joe McDonald R 92%
MN State House - 29B Marion O'Neill R 83%
MN State House - 31B Peggy Scott R 92%
MN State House - 32A Nolan West R 83%
MN State House - 43B Mike Freiberg DFL 0%
MN State House - 44A Peter Fischer DFL 0%
MN State House - 46B Cheryl Youakim DFL 0%
MN State House - 48A Jim Nash R 100%
MN State House - 56B John Huot DFL 42%
MN State House - 57A Jon Koznick R 92%
MN State House - 58B Patrick Garofalo R 92%
MN State House - 61A Frank Hornstein DFL 0%
MN State House - 64B Dave Pinto DFL 17%
MN State Senate - 1 Mark Johnson R 92%
MN State Senate - 5 Paul Utke R 92%
MN State Senate - 6 Justin Eichorn R 92%
MN State Senate - 7 Robert Farnsworth R 83%
MN State Senate - 11 Jason Rarick R 92%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom R 92%
MN State Senate - 13 Jeff Howe R 92%
MN State Senate - 15 Gary Dahms R 92%
MN State Senate - 16 Andrew Lang R 92%
MN State Senate - 17 Glenn Gruenhagen R 92%
MN State Senate - 18 Nick Frentz DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 19 John Jasinski R 83%
MN State Senate - 20 Steve Drazkowski R 100%
MN State Senate - 22 Rich Draheim R 92%
MN State Senate - 23 Gene Dornink R 83%
MN State Senate - 24 Carla Nelson R 92%
MN State Senate - 26 Jeremy Miller R 83%
MN State Senate - 27 Andrew Mathews R 83%
MN State Senate - 28 Mark Koran R 92%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson R 92%
MN State Senate - 30 Eric Lucero R 100%
MN State Senate - 31 Cal Bahr R 92%
MN State Senate - 33 Karin Housley R 92%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II R 100%
MN State Senate - 37 Warren Limmer R 100%
MN State Senate - 40 John Marty DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 43 Ann Rest DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 46 Ron Latz DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 51 Melissa Wiklund DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 52 Jim Carlson DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 54 Eric Pratt R 92%
MN State Senate - 55 Lindsey Port DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 56 Erin Maye-Quade DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 59 Bobby Joe Champion DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 60 Kari Dziedzic DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 61 Scott Dibble DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 64 Erin Murphy DFL 17%
MN State Senate - 65 Sandra Pappas DFL 0%
MN State Senate - 67 Foung Hawj DFL 0%
MN Justice of the Supreme Court - Seat 4 Paul Thissen Other 0%
MN Commissioner - 2 Benjamin Grimsley 67%
Brian Abrahamson 0%
Tony Albright 92%
Susan Allen 0%
Jody Anderson 17%
Dario Anselmo 0%
Tom Anzelc 100%
Jon Applebaum 0%
Ian Baird 92%
Thomas Bakk 92%
Regina Barr 83%
Cody Barringer 75%
Dennis Barsness 83%
Chris Bellflower 83%
Michelle Benson 92%
Donna Bergstrom 67%
Connie Bernardy 0%
David Bly 0%
Francis Bradley 75%
Roxana Bruins 0%
Cory Campbell 83%
Robert Cardinal 25%
Roger Chamberlain 92%
Drew Christensen 92%
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