MNGOPAC endorses State Senate candidates in 43 races across Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MINN.  September 13, 2016 – The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of candidates in 43 Minnesota senate races.  The endorsed candidates span the state, include both challengers and incumbents, and cross party lines, demonstrating that the protection of the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s gun owners is a non-partisan issue.

“Today, we’re proud to announce the endorsement of 40 additional candidates for state senate in Minnesota, “ said Bryan Strawser, Chair, Minnesota Gun Owners PAC. “Each of these candidates is committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms in Saint Paul next year.”
 
The 40 additional endorsements join three endorsements for state senate previously announced by the MN Gun Owners PAC.  A full list of endorsed candidates for state senate is below.
 
“This year, there are many races where there is a clearly defined choice between a candidate that does not respect the civil rights of gun owners, and those who do, ” said Rob Doar, Political Director.  “We will be mobilizing our grassroots supporters to get gun owners to the polls in November on behalf of our endorsed candidates.”
 
Endorsement decisions by the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC were made after a comprehensive evaluation of each candidate, including reviewing public statements, voting records, candidate websites, and surveys completed by nearly every candidate running for office this year. Grading from other credible gun rights organizations was also taken into consideration.

"We will announce our remaining endorsements for the Minnesota House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 14th, " added Strawser.

Name District Party
Mark Johnson State Senator District 1 R
Rod Skoe State Senator District 2 DFL
Thomas (Tom) Bakk State Senator District 3 DFL
Kent Eken State Senator District 4 DFL
Tom Saxhaug State Senator District 5 DFL
David J Tomassoni State Senator District 6 DFL
Bill Ingebrigtsen State Senator District 8 R
Paul Gazelka State Senator District 9 R
Carrie Ruud State Senator District 10 R
Tony Lourey State Senator District 11 DFL
Torrey Westrom State Senator District 12 R
Andrew Mathews State Senator District 15 R
Gary Dahms State Senator District 16 R
Lyle Koenen State Senator District 17 DFL
Scott J Newman State Senator District 18 R
Shane Wernsing State Senator District 19 LIB
Rich Draheim State Senator District 20 R
Matt Schmit State Senator District 21 DFL
John Jasinski State Senator District 24 R
David H. Senjem State Senator District 25 R
Carla Nelson State Senator District 26 R
Jeremy Miller State Senator District 28 R
Bruce Anderson State Senator District 29 R
Mary Kiffmeyer State Senator District 30 R
Michelle Benson State Senator District 31 R
Mark Koran State Senator District 32 R
David Osmek State Senator District 33 R
Warren Limmer State Senator District 34 R
Jim Abeler State Senator District 35 R
Roger Chamberlain State Senator District 38 R
Karin Housley State Senator District 39 R
Robert Marvin State Senator District 40 R
Scott Jensen State Senator District 47 R
David Hann State Senator District 48 R
Victor Lake State Senator District 51 R
Leilani Holmstadt State Senator District 54 R
Eric Pratt State Senator District 55 R
Dan Hall State Senator District 56 R
Cory Campbell State Senator District 57 R
Tim Pitcher State Senator District 58 R
Ron Moey State Senator District 63 R
Ian Baird State Senator District 64 R
Carolyn Jass State Senator District 66 R


 

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About Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
 
The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC) is a non-partisan single-issue political action committee that supports pro-Second Amendment lawmakers and candidates seeking state and federal office in Minnesota.  MNGOPAC mobilizes Minnesotans through grassroots efforts to support pro-Second Amendment candidates while financially supporting candidates throughout the state.

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