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MINNESOTA

Your complete directory of Minnesota candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Hubert Humphrey - 1976

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline: May 31, 2016
GOP Caucuses: March 1, 2016
Primary: August 9, 2016

This page was last updated on March 22, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)

[ Mark Dayton (DFL)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Tom Bakk (DFL) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & '10 Candidate

Chris Coleman (DFL) - St. Paul Mayor, Ex-St. Paul City Councilman & Attorney

Tina Liebling (DFL) - State Rep. & Attorney

Erin Murphy (DFL) - State Rep., Ex-State House Majority Leader, MN AFL-CIO Board Member & Ex-Nurse

Rick Nolan (DFL) - Congressman

Rebecca Otto (DFL) - State Auditor, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Forest Lake School Board Member

R.T. Rybak (DFL) - Ex-Minneapolis Mayor, DNC Vice Chair, Businessman & '10 Candidate
Lori Swanson (DFL) - Attorney General & Ex-State Solicitor General
Paul Thissen (DFL) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Ex-State House Speaker, Attorney & '10 Candidate
Tim Walz (DFL) - Congressman, Ex-Teacher & Retired National Guard NCO
Michelle Benson (R) - State Sen. & Accountant
Kurt Daudt (R) - State House Speaker, Ex-Isanti County Commissioner & Airline Pilot
Matt Dean (R) - State Rep., Ex-State House Majority Leader & Businessman
Keith Downey (R) - State GOP Chair, Ex-State Rep. & Consultant
Jeff Johnson (R) - Hennepin County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '14 Nominee
Jennifer Loon (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Congressional Aide
David Osmek (R) - State Sen., Ex-Mound City Councilman & Health Care Company Project Manager
Erik Paulsen (R) - Congressman, Ex-State House Majority Leader & Businessman
Mary Pawlenty (R) - Ex-District Court Judge, Ex-First Lady & Attorney
Julie Rosen (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Chemical Marketing Representative
Rich Stanek (R) - Hennepin County Sheriff, Ex-State Public Safety Dir. & Ex-State Rep.

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Arne Carlson

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Tina Smith (DFL)* - Retiring in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Steve Simon (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Lori Swanson (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

Rudy Perpich - Alex Olson - 1978

STATE AUDITOR:
[ Rebecca Otto (DFL)*
- Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]


Harold Stassen - 1978

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Amy Klobuchar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.

Paul Wellstone - 1990

Al Franken (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Tim Walz (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Hagedorn (R) - Businessman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '14/'16 Nominee

District 2:
Jason Lewis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Angie Craig (DFL) - Health Care Executive, Community Activist & '16 Nominee

Arlen Erdahl - 1978

District 3:
Erik Paulsen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dean Phillips (DFL) - Businessman & Philanthropist

District 4:
Betty McCollum (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Ryan (R) - Plumbing Store Owner & '16 Nominee

District 5:
Keith Ellison (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

Tim Penny

District 6:
Tom Emmer (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Collin Peterson (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Hughes (R) - Instructor Pilot, Retired USAF Officer, Aerospace Engineer & '16 Nominee

Tim Miller (R) - State Rep., Business Consultant, Ex-Painting Contractor & Army Veteran

District 8:
Rick Nolan (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Stewart Mills (R) - Businessman & '14/'16 Nominee


Rudy Boschwitz - 1978

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Communist Party of Minnesota
Constitution Party of Minnesota
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL)
Green Party of Minnesota
Independence Party of Minnesota (IP)
Legalize Marijuana Now Party
Libertarian Party of Minnesota
Republican Party of Minnesota


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board


Tim Pawlenty - 2006

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alexandria Echo Press
Annandale Advocate
Austin Daily Herald
Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Cannon Falls Beacon
Checks & Balances
Coon Rapids Herald
Duluth News-Tribune
Elk River Star News
Grant County Herald
Inside Minnesota Politics
Lake Country Echo / Pine River Journal (Pequot Lakes)
Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis Observer (Alternative)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
- (Politics Section)
Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages (Alternative)
Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota Progressive Project
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (African-American)
MinnPost.com
Morrison County Record
New Ulm Journal
Northfield Citizens

Erika Anderson

Page 1 Publications (6 Community Newspapers)
Politics in Minnesota
Republican Minnesota
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis)
St. Paul Legal Ledger
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sun Newspapers (Minnesota Community Newspaper Chain)
Thisweek Newspapers (Burnsville)
Tyler Tribute
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Winona Daily News


KSTP TV-5 (ABC - Minneapolis)

Minnesota Public Radio

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