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AFP-Minnesota Grades Lawmakers in Scorecard Release

Group scores lawmakers on key positions such as excess pending, regulations


ST. PAUL - Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota, the state's leading grassroots voice for economic freedom, has released its 2016 National Scorecard. The Scorecard provides a grade for all Minnesota members of the U.S. Congress based on their votes on key tax, spending, and regulatory issues at the U.S. Capitol, helping inform constituents of their representatives’ stances on crucial issues.

Please find the Minnesota Congressional Scores below:

Current House Grades:

Rep. Tom Emmer (R): 89%

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R): 89%

Rep. John Kline (R): 84%

Rep. Collin Peterson (D): 65%

Rep. Tim Walz (D): 15%

Rep. Rick Nolan (D): 10%

Rep. Betty McCollum (D): 0%

Rep. Keith Ellison (D): 0%

Current Senate Grades:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D): 11%

Sen. Alan Franken (D): 0%

Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs had the following to say:

"Our taxpayer scorecard is an objective standard for how elected officials are voting on the key issues affecting prosperity and economic opportunity. We appreciate those members who stood up for economic freedom in our nation's capital, and we need more members willing to work against needless tax hikes and promote responsible spending and common-sense regulatory reform. Part of our long-term grassroots model is letting the public know when their lawmakers are headed in the wrong direction, and it's just as important to thank those who take principled stands for freedom."

Minnesota lawmakers voted on key issues such as the extension of tax handouts to the green energy industry, the repeal and reform of Obamacare, the Clean Power Plan, and on spending issues such as transportation funding and tax extenders. LCE18136>6-GLCE17.6&RE=MC&RI=3634351&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=26007&Action=Follow+Link" target='_blank'>LCE18136>6-GLCE17.6&RE=MC&RI=3634351&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=26007&Action=Follow+Link">Click here to see how your representatives voted on these key issues.

Flohrs is available for an interview to discuss the issues behind the scorecard, the current Minnesota legislative session, as well as what's to come for Minnesota in the rest of 2016. Reach him at (612) 247-0805 or

For further information or an interview, please contact Jason Flohrs at or (612) 247-0805.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 2.8 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit LCE18136>6-GLCE17.6&RE=MC&RI=3634351&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=26006&Action=Follow+Link" target='_blank'>LCE18136>6-GLCE17.6&RE=MC&RI=3634351&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=26006&Action=Follow+Link">


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