Grading & Endorsement Overview
The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus grades candidates for Minnesota’s Constitutional Offices, including Attorney General. Our connected political fund, the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee endorses candidates. These organizations share the same leadership and Board of Directors.
We issued surveys to all candidates in the race that had a properly constituted campaign committee with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board as of July 1st, 2022.
Our grades 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 grading recommendations are reviewed and approved by our board.
In order to receive a grade of A- or higher, a candidate must support all of our legislative priorities, including Stand your Ground and Constitutional Carry, and must oppose all gun control legislation. Our PAC only endorses candidates who receive the grade of A- or higher, support our core legislative priorities of Constitutional Carry and Stand your Ground, and asks for our endorsement in the survey process.
An individual without a track record in legislative office or as a Constitutional officer in Minnesota will be designated with a (P) indicating that their grade is primarily based on their survey results as they do not have a voting record to point at.
2022 Attorney General Candidate Grades
|Party||Grade||Returned Survey||Legislative Vote Score||Endorsed|
|Jim Schultz||GOP||A (P)||YES||N/A||YES|
- We did not receive a survey from Doug Wardlow.
- We did not receive a survey from Keith Ellison. His grade reflects his record as Attorney General, United States Representative, and State Legislator.
- Jim Schultz has not held office as Constitutional Officer or legislator in Minnesota and received (P) designations indicating his grades as “provisional” per our Grading & Endorsement Criteria
MN Gun Owners PAC endorses Jim Schultz for Minnesota Attorney General
On July 19th, 2022 we endorsed Jim Schultz for Minnesota Attorney General.