The Green Papers: Minnesota 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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 Marijuana Parties.

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

 
           

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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Senator  Amy J. Klobuchar
FEC S6MN00267
 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

  Democratic Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michelle R. Benson
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Paul E. Gazelka
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Scott Jensen
  Candidate Republican     Mike Marti
  Candidate Republican     Lexington Mayor  Mike Murphy
  Candidate Republican     Neil Shah
  Candidate Independent     James McCaskel

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

  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 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  James "Jim" Hagedorn
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
7 July 2021: Member of Congress Hagedorn announced that his kidney cancer had returned.
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James "Jim" Hagedorn
FEC H0MN01045; 30 Jun 21; Tot $535,882; Dsb $181,572
  Candidate Republican     Michael Mark Ereth Hastings
FEC H2MN01140
  Candidate Independent     Ronald "Logan" Wajer
FEC H2MN01157

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Angela Dawn "Angie" Craig
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Angela Dawn "Angie" Craig
FEC H6MN02131; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,127,974; Dsb $304,213
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Kistner
FEC H0MN02134; 30 Jun 21; Tot $429,246; Dsb $274,248

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Lily Joy Erickson
FEC H2MN03096
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
FEC H8MN03143; 30 Jun 21; Tot $590,713; Dsb $340,681

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
FEC H0MN04049; 30 Jun 21; Tot $397,222; Dsb $267,648
  Candidate Republican     Mikki M. Murray
FEC H2MN04151; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,155; Dsb $463

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Khanh Tran
FEC H2MN05158
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
FEC H8MN05239; 30 Jun 21; Tot $876,102; Dsb $702,614
  Candidate Republican     Cicely Davis
FEC H2MN05166
  Candidate Republican     Lacy Johnson
FEC H0MN05178
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Michael Moore
FEC H0MN05293

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
FEC H4MN06087; 30 Jun 21; Tot $682,193; Dsb $498,978

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Republican Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Mark J. Lindquist
FEC H2MN07121
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Beltrami County Commissioner Reed Jerrold Olson
FEC H2MN07139
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Ernest Joseph "Joey" Oppegaard-Peltier, III
FEC H2MN07105; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,180; Dsb $1,248
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
FEC H0MN07091; 30 Jun 21; Tot $462,277; Dsb $326,802
  Candidate Libertarian     Travis E. "Bull" Johnson
FEC H2MN07113; 30 Jun 21; Tot $6,796; Dsb $5,355

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
FEC H8MN08043; 30 Jun 21; Tot $802,812; Dsb $181,367

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

  Democratic-Farmer Labor Secretary of State  Steve Simon
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

  Democratic-Farmer Labor Attorney General  Keith Maurice Ellison
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Dennis Smith
  Candidate Republican     Lynne Torgerson
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Doug Wardlow

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic-Farmer Labor Auditor  Julie Blaha
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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, 3 candidates
  Democratic-Farmer Labor (affiliate of Democratic): 3 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 18 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.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independence (affiliates)
  Justice Party
  Legal Marijuana Now: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 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
  Green Party of Minnesota
  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
  Northfield.org
  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 Annandale Advocate
  The Austin Daily Herald
  The Journal - New Ulm
  The West Central Tribune - Willmar
  Winona Daily News

 


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