As the bevy of campaign commercials begin to churn, we thought it would be of interest to our readership to see the scores each member of the Congressional Delegation has received prior to this election.  The primary driver of this idea was an interesting statement made in the most recent campaign commercial by Congressman Jason  Lewis (R-MN02). He claims that recent reports about him have been “taken out of context,” and “they” are “telling you I am extreme.” Now anyone who ever listened to Lewis radio program knows he was a bombastic, self-promoting, right-wing red meat thrower. Now, he wants people to forget his past and see him is a far different light, as the new and improved Jason Lewis. Who works across the aisle to get things done. The reason the expression hogwash exists is that the best way to sell a pig is to give it a bath so that the buyer will believe it is not something that rolls around in the mud, its own feces and slop.

We have tried to find data that offers a varied cross-section of issues we feel voters in Minnesota are concerned with from the most important this election, whether the member voted with Donald J Trump or not to the amount of bipartisanship shown, which is one of Lewis’ claims that falls far short. On to the environment, business, organized labor, NRA rating and also Planned Parenthood. We included the two members of Congress Congressmen Tim Walz (D-MN01 and Keith Ellison (D-MN05) because they are running for statewide office. We are still awaiting the NRA rating we have learned this information will not be available until October..

US Senate 538 Voting with Trump In MN Delegation Lugar Center Bipartisanship 2017 Overall Rating In MN Delegation
Democrats
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 30.3% 1st 0.51616 29th of 100 1st
Tina Smith (D-MN) 26.3% 2nd * * *
* Was not in office during the scoring
US House 538 Voting with Trump In MN Delegation Lugar Center Bipartisanship 2017 Overall Rating In MN Delegation
Democrats
Tim Walz (D-MN01) 20.5% 5th 0.68464 58th of 435 3rd
Betty McCollum (D-MN04) 15.9% 6th -1.38339 421st of 435 7th
Keith Ellison (D-MN05) 8.8% 7th -1.23694 406th of 435 6th
Collin Peterson (D-MN07) 67.4% 4th 2.0859 1st of 435 1st
Republicans
Jason Lewis (R-MN02) 90.8% 2nd -0.21758 192nd of 435 4th
Erik Paulsen (R-MN03) 97.8% 1st 0.7177 53rd of 435 2nd
Tom Emmer (R-MN06) 88.6% 3rd -0.51985 263rd of 435 5th
US Senate ACLU In MN Delegation AFL-CIO Lifetime In MN Delegation League of Conservation Voters In MN Delegation
Democrats
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 64% 2nd 95% 1st 95% 1st
Tina Smith (D-MN) 67% 1st * * *
* Was not in office during the scoring
US House ACLU In MN Delegation AFL-CIO Lifetime In MN Delegation League of Conservation Voters In MN Delegation
Democrats
Tim Walz (D-MN01) 92% 1st 93% 3rd 83% 3rd
Betty McCollum (D-MN04) 86% 3rd 96% 2nd 93% 2nd
Keith Ellison (D-MN05) 89% 2nd 98% 1st 94% 1st
Collin Peterson (D-MN07) 42% 4th 73% 4th 32% 4th
Republicans
Jason Lewis (R-MN02) 25% 5th 18% 6th 0% 7th
Erik Paulsen (R-MN03) 7% 7th 10% 7th 16% 5th
Tom Emmer (R-MN06) 18% 6th 20% 5th 1% 6th
US Senate Planned Parenthood Action Fund In MN Delegation US Chamber of Commerce In MN Delegation
Democrats
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 100% Tied for 1st 44% 1st
Tina Smith (D-MN) 100% Tied for 1st * *
* Was not in office during the scoring
US House Planned Parenthood Action Fund In MN Delegation US Chamber of Commerce In MN Delegation
Democrats
Tim Walz (D-MN01) 100% Tied for 1st 50% 3rd
Betty McCollum (D-MN04) 100% Tied for 1st 36% 4th
Keith Ellison (D-MN05) 100% Tied for 1st 37% 5th
Collin Peterson (D-MN07) 11% 2nd 68% 2nd
Republicans
Jason Lewis (R-MN02) 0% Tied for last 26% 6th
Erik Paulsen (R-MN03) 0% Tied for last 91% Tied for 1st
Tom Emmer (R-MN06) 0% Tied for last 91% Tied for 1st