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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers League of Minnesota

2018 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 64%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 64%
MN State House 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 64%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 86%
MN State House 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 5B Sandy Layman Republican 64%
MN State House 6A Julie Sandstede Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 7A Jennifer Schultz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 7B Liz Olson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 57%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 64%
MN State House 9A John Poston Republican 71%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 50%
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 64%
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 57%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 71%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 64%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 57%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 57%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 64%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 43%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 57%
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 71%
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 50%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 64%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 64%
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 71%
MN State House 21A Barb Haley Republican 64%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 50%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 57%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 57%
MN State House 23B Jeremy Munson Republican 93%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 57%
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 57%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 79%
MN State House 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 57%
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 64%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 64%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 71%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 64%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 64%
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 93%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 71%
MN State House 31B Cal Bahr Republican 93%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 64%
MN State House 32B Anne Neu Republican 71%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 86%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 64%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 37A Erin Koegel Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 37B Nolan West Republican 57%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 71%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 64%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State House 42B Jamie Becker-Finn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 71%
MN State House 48A Laurie Pryor Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 50B Andrew Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 50%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 64%
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 71%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 64%
MN State House 59A Fue Lee Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN State Senate 1 Mark Johnson Republican 54%
MN State Senate 2 Paul Utke Republican 62%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 54%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 54%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 54%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 54%
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 50%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 62%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 43%
MN State Senate 14 Jerry Relph Republican 54%
MN State Senate 15 Andrew Matthews Republican 69%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 54%
MN State Senate 17 Andrew Lang Republican 54%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 62%
MN State Senate 19 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 20 Rich Draheim Republican 54%
MN State Senate 21 Mike Goggin Republican 54%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 54%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 54%
MN State Senate 24 John Jasinski Republican 54%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 46%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 54%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 46%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 62%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 62%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 62%
MN State Senate 32 Mark Koran Republican 54%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 62%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 62%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 54%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 46%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 54%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 44 Paul Anderson Republican 54%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 47 Scott Jensen Republican 46%
MN State Senate 48 Steve Cwodzinski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 52 Matt Klein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 54 Karla Bigham Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 62%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 62%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 58 Matt Little Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN Commissioner 4 Karla Bigham 38%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Susan Allen 14%
Sarah Anderson 64%
Dario Anselmo 64%
Jon Applebaum 14%
Regina Barr 57%
Matt Bliss 57%
David Bly 21%
Drew Christensen 64%
Karen Clark 14%
Matt Dean 71%
Kelly Fenton 57%
Michelle Fischbach 69%
Keith Franke 57%
Debra Hilstrom 21%
Joe Hoppe 57%
Randy Jessup 57%
Clark Johnson 36%
Sheldon Johnson 0%
Jim Knoblach 57%
Kathy Lohmer 43%
Jenifer Loon 57%
Bob Loonan 71%
Tony Lourey 38%
Erin Maye-Quade 21%
Jason Metsa 14%
Erin Murphy 21%
Jim Newberger 71%
Joyce Peppin 71%
Roz Peterson 57%
Cindy Pugh 71%
Paul Rosenthal 29%
Linda Slocum 7%
Dennis Smith 64%
Mark Uglem 64%
Joann Ward 29%

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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