The Green Papers: Minnesota 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary House CD 1: Tuesday 24 May 2022
✓ Primary and Special Election in US House CD 1: Tuesday 9 August 2022
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Filing Deadline: Special Election CD 1 .
Tuesday 24 May 2022 - Special Primary House CD 1. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.
Tuesday 31 May 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 9 August 2022 - Primary and Special Election in US House CD 1 . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.
Tuesday 1 November 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,709,752 (1.84% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:5,314,879 (1.72% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:St. Paul
 

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Minnesota State and Local Government


Primaries are held for the Republican, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Legal Marijuana Now, and Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis Parties.

Write-in votes are not allowed in a primary election but are allowed in the General Election [Minn. Stat. 204B.36, subd. 2].


2021-2023 Election Dates from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Summary of 2022 Filing Dates from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Candidate Filings from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Sample Ballots from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

9 August 2022 Primary returns from an official source. Results from a media source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Amy J. Klobuchar
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Senator  Amy J. Klobuchar
FEC S6MN00267
  Candidate Republican     David A. Hilbrich
FEC S4MN00460
 9 September 2021: Senator Amy Klobuchar (Democratic) announced that she was treated for stage 1 breast cancer and believes "that my chances of developing cancer again are no greater than the average person."

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Tina Flint Smith
Appointed: 13 December 2017 [re: resignation of Senator Al Franken (Democratic)]; first elected in a Special Election: 2018, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Scott Jensen
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Birk
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis     Steve Patterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Huff
  Candidate Independence-Alliance     Hugh McTavish
for Lieutenant Governor: Mike Winter
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     James Aaron McCaskel
for Lieutenant Governor: David Sandbeck
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party     Gabrielle M. Prosser
for Lieutenant Governor: Kevin A. Dwire

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Renominated);
4 Democratic (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Brad Finstad
First elected in a Special Election: 9 August 2022 [re: passing of Member of Congress James "Jim" Hagedorn (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Ettinger
FEC H2MN01249; 29 Aug 22; Tot $1,549,567; Dsb $1,361,640
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Brad Finstad
FEC H2MN01223; 29 Aug 22; Tot $927,220; Dsb $843,734
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis     Brian Abrahamson
FEC H2MN01371
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Richard B. Reisdorf
FEC H2MN01280
 Member of Congress James "Jim" Hagedorn, Republican, was was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, passed away on 17 February 2022 at the age of 59 from kidney cancer. On 7 July 2021, he had announced that his kidney cancer had returned.

Special Election - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 9 August 2022
Special Election - To fill the set of Member of Congress James "Jim" Hagedorn (Republican) who passed on 17 February 2022.
24 May 2022 Primary Returns from an official source, results from a media source.
9 August 2022 Primary returns from an official source. Results from a media source.
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 59,788 50.72% Brad Finstad
FEC H2MN01223; 29 Aug 22; Tot $927,220; Dsb $843,734
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 55,155 46.79% Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Ettinger
FEC H2MN01249; 29 Aug 22; Tot $1,549,567; Dsb $1,361,640
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 1,536 1.30% Richard B. Reisdorf
FEC H2MN01280
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 865 0.73% Haroun McClellan
FEC H2MN01363
  Candidate Scattering 535 0.45% Write In
Total 117,879 100.00%  
 The vacancy occurred more than 24 weeks before the primary. "If a vacancy occurs more than 22 weeks but fewer than 27 weeks before the state primary, the governor must issue a writ within three days of the vacancy for a special election for that office to be held on the day of the state primary with a special primary held 11 weeks before the state primary... The filing period for ... must end on or before the 147th day before the state primary," § 204D.29 Subdivision 3.(a) and (b)].
Therefore, Filing: 15 March, Special Primary: 24 May, Special Election: 9 August. Governor Timothy J. "Tim" Walz's (Democratic) 22 February 2022 Writ of Special Election.
Congressional District 1 Special Election and Sample ballot from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Angela Dawn "Angie" Craig
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Member of Congress  Angela Dawn "Angie" Craig
FEC H6MN02131; 20 Jul 22; Tot $5,248,539; Dsb $1,574,906
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Kistner
FEC H0MN02134; 20 Jul 22; Tot $2,167,834; Dsb $1,649,983
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Paula Mirare Overby
FEC H4MN02136; 30 Jun 22; Tot $243; Dsb $2
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     former state Representative Richard Thomas "Rick" Olson
FEC H0MN02118; 30 Sep 22; Tot $30,646; Dsb $28,850

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
FEC H8MN03143; 20 Jul 22; Tot $1,757,742; Dsb $1,187,623
  Candidate Republican     Tom Weiler
FEC H2MN03104; 20 Jul 22; Tot $404,814; Dsb $171,095

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
FEC H0MN04049; 20 Jul 22; Tot $1,740,316; Dsb $1,342,879
  Candidate Republican     May Lor Xiong
FEC H2MN04177; 20 Jul 22; Tot $51,886; Dsb $33,828

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
FEC H8MN05239; 20 Jul 22; Tot $2,390,159; Dsb $2,087,087
  Candidate Republican     Cicely Davis
FEC H2MN05166; 20 Jul 22; Tot $2,207,557; Dsb $2,105,967

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Jeanne Hendricks
FEC H2MN06214; 20 Jul 22; Tot $43,987; Dsb $35,903
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
FEC H4MN06087; 20 Jul 22; Tot $3,316,336; Dsb $2,635,426
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     David Rosenfeld

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Jill Abahsain
FEC H2MN07162; 20 Jul 22; Tot $8,982; Dsb $1,577
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
FEC H0MN07091; 20 Jul 22; Tot $1,297,695; Dsb $954,297
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Travis E. "Bull" Johnson
FEC H2MN07113; 20 Jul 22; Tot $33,413; Dsb $31,239

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Jennifer "Jen" Schultz
FEC H2MN08152; 20 Jul 22; Tot $249,899; Dsb $151,208
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
FEC H8MN08043; 20 Jul 22; Tot $1,900,500; Dsb $876,269

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic-Farmer Labor Secretary of State  Steve Simon
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Secretary of State  Steve Simon
  Candidate Republican     Kim Crockett

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic-Farmer Labor Attorney General  Keith Maurice Ellison
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 21 October 2021: Announced he will not run for reelection.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Attorney General  Keith Maurice Ellison
  Candidate Republican     Jim Schultz

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic-Farmer Labor Auditor  Julie Blaha
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Auditor  Julie Blaha
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Wilson
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis     Kevin "Will Finn" Finander
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Tim Davis
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents
  Democratic-Farmer Labor (affiliate of Democratic): 3 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis: 4 candidates
  Independence (affiliates)
  Independence-Alliance: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Legal Marijuana Now: 6 candidates
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 2 candidates
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/mncon/preamble.htm
Election Authority
  Minnesota Campaign Finance Board
  Minnesota Secretary of State Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Minnesota House of Representatives
  Minnesota Senate
  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus
  Minnesota State Legislature
  MN Senate GOP - Twitter
Democratic
  Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party
  Minnesota Senate - DFL Caucus
Republican
  Minnesota House of Representatives - Republican Caucus
  Republican Party of Minnesota
Third Party
  Independence Party of Minnesota
4 May 2019: The Minnesota Independence Party voted to affiliate with the Alliance Party.
  Justice Party of Minnesota
  Legalize Marijuana Now Party
  Libertarian Party of Minnesota
  Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
  The Unity Party of Minnesota
Media & others
  Austin Daily Herald
  Brainerd Dispatch
  Cannon Falls Beacon
  Duluth News Tribune- Duluth
  Echo Press - Alexandria
  KSTP TV - ABC - Saint Paul
  Minnesota Lawyer - Minneapolis
  Minnesota Public Radio
  MinnPost - Minneapolis
  Morrison County Record - Little Falls
  Pioneer Press - Minneapolis - St. Paul
  Politics in Minnesota - St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report
  Politics1.com - Minnesota
  Southwest Journal
  St. Paul Legal Ledger
  Star Tribune - Minneapolis
  The Austin Daily Herald
  The West Central Tribune - Willmar
  Winona Daily News

 


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