2018 Primary Election Grades
At this time, we have only released grades in certain contested primary elections. Our general election grades will be out following the primary.
The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus grades candidates while our connected political fund, the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC, endorses candidates. The organizations share the same leadership and Board of Directors.
Our grades are based on a number of factors, including a candidate survey that was sent to each candidate, their public record of votes and statements, and grades from like-minded gun rights organizations. All grading recommendations are reviewed and approved by our board.
Our candidate survey covers a number of gun rights topics, including constitutional carry, self-defense law reform (stand your ground), licensing and registration, universal background checks, the right to keep and bear arms, and related topics. Generally, we do not post or release candidate surveys.
Candidates who received a "?" either did not submit a survey and/or lack enough of a public record for a grade to be issued. We'll continue to accept candidate surveys via e-mail at email@example.com.
Questions about grades can be directed to us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For endorsement information, please visit the MN Gun Owners PAC Endorsements page of their website.
|Cal Bahr||State Representative 31B||GOP||A|
|Tom Hackbarth||State Representative 31B||GOP||A|
|Sue Larson||State Representative 31B||DFL||?|
|Kristin Robbins||State Representative 34A||GOP||A- (P)|
|Brad Ganzer||State Representative 34A||GOP||A- (P)|
|Dan Solon||State Representative 34A||DFL||?|
|Donzel Leggett||State Representative 47B||DFL||?|
|Greg Boe||State Representative 47B||GOP||A- (P)|
|Vince Beaudette||State Representative 47B||GOP||A- (P)|
|Brad Tabke||State Representative 55A||DFL||F|
|Bob Loonan||State Representative 55A||GOP||A|
|Erik Mortensen||State Representative 55A||GOP||A (P)|
The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus does not endorse candidates. For more information on candidate endorsements, please visit the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC website.
Our Grading Scale
A (P) next to a grade indicates a provisional grade where the grade was based almost entirely on a candidate's survey due to their lack of public record / voting record on gun rights issues.