2015-2016 Special Elections

We're pleased to share our endorsement decisions for the upcoming special elections in Senate District 35 and House District 3A in Minnesota.


House District 50B

At this time, we have not endorsed a candidate for this special election.


Senate District 35

Jim Abeler is our endorsed candidate in the 2016 SD35 Special Election.


House District 3A

We did not endorse a candidate in this special election in 2015.




The Minnesota Gun Owners PAC does not grade candidates. Our partner organization, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, manages all candidate grading activities. For more information, please see their 2015-2016 special election page at the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus website.


A word about our Endorsement Process

Our endorsements are based off of 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 grades and endorsement 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.


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