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.


8 November 2022 results from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

 
           

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,312,313 52.27% Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
  Candidate Republican 1,119,906 44.61% former state Senator Scott Jensen
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Birk
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 29,346 1.17% James Aaron McCaskel
for Lieutenant Governor: David Sandbeck
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 22,598 0.90% Steve Patterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Huff
  Candidate Independence-Alliance 18,156 0.72% Hugh McTavish
for Lieutenant Governor: Mike Winter
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 7,240 0.29% Gabrielle M. Prosser
for Lieutenant Governor: Kevin A. Dwire
  Candidate Scattering 1,026 0.04% WRITE-IN
Total 2,510,585 100.00%  

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 159,615 53.83% Member of Congress  Brad Finstad
FEC H2MN01223; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,367,913; Dsb $1,114,689
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 125,450 42.31% Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Ettinger
FEC H2MN01249; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,524,588; Dsb $2,297,306
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 6,389 2.15% Richard B. Reisdorf
FEC H2MN01280
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 4,942 1.67% Brian Abrahamson
FEC H2MN01371
  Candidate Scattering 137 0.05% WRITE-IN
Total 296,533 100.00%  
 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; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,367,913; Dsb $1,114,689
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 55,155 46.79% Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Ettinger
FEC H2MN01249; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,524,588; Dsb $2,297,306
  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
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 165,582 50.87% Member of Congress  Angela Dawn "Angie" Craig
FEC H6MN02131; 19 Oct 22; Tot $7,282,161; Dsb $6,530,760
  Candidate Republican 148,574 45.65% Tyler Kistner
FEC H0MN02134; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,154,026; Dsb $2,768,328
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 10,728 3.30% Paula Mirare Overby
5 October 2022: Passed away. She will remain on the General Election ballot. Secretary of State Steve Simon has stated that the 8 November General Election will go forward as-is: "In 2021, a federal district court ruled that Minnesota's statute governing vacancies in nomination is preempted by federal law and does not apply to a race for U.S. Congress...."
Issue: The law states that if a candidate dies within 79 days of the general election the ... ballot shall remain unchanged, but the ... canvassing boards must not certify the vote totals for that office ... and the office must be filled at a special election held in accordance with this section.

FEC H4MN02136; 30 Jun 22; Tot $243; Dsb $2
  Candidate Scattering 585 0.18% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     former state Representative Richard Thomas "Rick" Olson
FEC H0MN02118; 30 Sep 22; Tot $33,656; Dsb $28,888
Total 325,469 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 198,882 59.56% Member of Congress  Dean Phillips
FEC H8MN03143; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,200,459; Dsb $2,153,363
  Candidate Republican 134,795 40.37% Tom Weiler
FEC H2MN03104; 19 Oct 22; Tot $618,089; Dsb $547,447
  Candidate Scattering 241 0.07% WRITE-IN
Total 333,918 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 200,052 67.59% Member of Congress  Betty McCollum
FEC H0MN04049; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,034,582; Dsb $1,898,182
  Candidate Republican 95,491 32.26% May Lor Xiong
FEC H2MN04177; 19 Oct 22; Tot $127,921; Dsb $98,071
  Candidate Scattering 425 0.14% WRITE-IN
Total 295,968 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 214,220 74.33% Member of Congress  Ilhan Omar
FEC H8MN05239; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,933,790; Dsb $2,953,427
  Candidate Republican 70,699 24.53% Cicely Davis
FEC H2MN05166; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,904,953; Dsb $2,849,499
  Candidate Scattering 3,274 1.14% WRITE-IN
Total 288,193 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 198,143 61.97% Member of Congress  Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr.
FEC H4MN06087; 19 Oct 22; Tot $4,142,086; Dsb $3,858,680
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 120,847 37.79% Jeanne Hendricks
FEC H2MN06214; 19 Oct 22; Tot $115,473; Dsb $109,112
  Candidate Scattering 770 0.24% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     David Rosenfeld
Total 319,760 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 204,755 66.95% Member of Congress  Michelle Fischbach
FEC H0MN07091; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,611,935; Dsb $1,381,575
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 84,447 27.61% Jill Abahsain
FEC H2MN07162; 19 Oct 22; Tot $30,131; Dsb $23,380
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 16,421 5.37% Travis E. "Bull" Johnson
FEC H2MN07113; 19 Oct 22; Tot $39,503; Dsb $37,585
  Candidate Scattering 224 0.07% WRITE-IN
Total 305,847 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 188,755 57.18% Member of Congress  Peter Allen "Pete" Stauber
FEC H8MN08043; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,335,345; Dsb $1,717,191
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 141,007 42.72% state Representative  Jennifer "Jen" Schultz
FEC H2MN08152; 19 Oct 22; Tot $627,746; Dsb $530,635
  Candidate Scattering 317 0.10% WRITE-IN
Total 330,079 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic-Farmer Labor Secretary of State  Steve Simon
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,345,679 54.53% Secretary of State  Steve Simon
  Candidate Republican 1,119,946 45.38% Kim Crockett
  Candidate Scattering 2,095 0.08% WRITE-IN
Total 2,467,720 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic-Farmer Labor Attorney General  Keith Maurice Ellison
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,254,371 50.37% Attorney General  Keith Maurice Ellison
  Candidate Republican 1,233,556 49.53% Jim Schultz
  Candidate Scattering 2,374 0.10% WRITE-IN
Total 2,490,301 100.00%  

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, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,168,185 47.47% Auditor  Julie Blaha
  Candidate Republican 1,159,750 47.13% Ryan Wilson
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 87,386 3.55% Tim Davis
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 44,270 1.80% Kevin "Will Finn" Finander
  Candidate Scattering 1,341 0.05% WRITE-IN
Total 2,460,932 100.00%  
 

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: 13 candidates
  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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