Our endorsements 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 grades and endorsement recommendations are reviewed and approved by our board.
Our endorsements are valid for the election cycle in which they are published. They should not be taken as an endorsement of the candidate or officeholder's behavior after the date of the election. Keep an eye on the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus's Legislative Tracker and ongoing updates for information about a Representative or Senator's behavior while in office.
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.
- For more information about grades, please visit the MN Gun Owners Caucus 2018 grading page.
- Our 2018 voter's guide will be published after the primary election.
|Cal Bahr||State Representative 31B||GOP||ENDORSED|
|Tom Hackbarth||State Representative 31B||GOP|
|Sue Larson||State Representative 31B||DFL|
|Kristin Robbins||State Representative 34A||GOP||ENDORSED|
|Brad Ganzer||State Representative 34A||GOP|
|Dan Solon||State Representative 34A||DFL|
|Donzel Leggett||State Representative 47B||DFL||No Endorsement|
|Greg Boe||State Representative 47B||GOP||until after|
|Vince Beaudette||State Representative 47B||GOP||primary election|
|Brad Tabke||State Representative 55A||DFL||No Endorsement|
|Bob Loonan||State Representative 55A||GOP||until after|
|Erik Mortensen||State Representative 55A||GOP||primary election|
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 visit the MN Gun Owners Caucus 2018 grading page.