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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
2010 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Races
Party Caucuses: 2/2/10, Primary Filing Begins: 5/18/10, Primary Filing Deadline: 6/1/10, Alternative Party / Independent Filing Deadline: 7/20/10, Primary: 8/10/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 27, 2010
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Governor, 46.7% in '06, 2nd term, Tim Pawlenty (R) retiring, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Toss-Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,,
ex-U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (DFL) 43.6%, St. Rep. Tom Emmer (R) 43.2%, GOP strategist Tom Horner (Ind) 11.9%,
Grassroots Party candidate Chris Wright (I) 0.4%,
Farheen Hakeem (G) 0.3%,
Ecology Democracy Party candidate / '98, '02 & '06 Green Party nominee Ken Pentel (I) 0.3%,
Resource Party candidate Linda S. Eno (I) 0.2%,
write-in votes 0.1%, enviornmental activist Leslie Davis (WI) 0%, Sherif Mansour (WI) 0%, Diana Newberry (SW/WI) 0%, '06 GOP & '08 Senate candidate & '10 Independence Gov. candidate / businessman John T. Uldrich (R/WI) 0%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 46.7% in '06, 2nd term, might run for Governor or retire, next election in 2010 Carol Molnau (R) not seeking re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL) 43.6%, Annette T. Meeks (R) 43.2%, exec. James A. Mulder (Ind) 11.9%,
Grassroots Party candidate Edwin H. Engelmann (I) 0.4%,
Dan Dittmann (G) 0.3%,
Ecology Democracy Party candidate Erin Wallace (I) 0.3%,
Resource Party candidate Howard B. Hanson (I) 0.2%,
write-in votes 0.1%, Gregory K. Soderberg (WI) 0%, Tamer Mansour (WI) 0%, Diana Newberry (SW/WI) 0%, '06 GOP & '08 Senate candidate & '10 Independence Gov. candidate / businessman Robert S. Carney Sr. (R/WI) 0%,
Attorney General, 53.2% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Lori Swanson (DFL) 52.9%, Chris Barden (R) 41.3%, Bill Dahn (Ind) 5.1%,
Resource Party candidate David J. Hoch (I) 0.7%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
Secretary of State, 49.1% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Mark Ritchie (DFL) 49.1%, St. Rep. Daniel "Doc" Severson (R) 45.6%, '02 GOP Auditor candidate Jual Carlson (Ind) 5.2%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
Auditor, 51.9% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Rebecca Otto (DFL) 48.4%, ex-St. Auditor Patricia "Pat" Anderson (R) 47.1%, Annie Young (G) 2.7%,
Grassroots Party candidate Kenny Kalligher (I) 1.8%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
Senator 58.1% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2012, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Amy Klobuchar (DFL),
Senator 41.99% in '08, 1st term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Al Franken (DFL),
1st Congressional District, 62.5% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Democratic,
Tim Walz (DFL) 49.3%, '08 candidate / St. Rep. Randy Demmer (R) 44.1%, business consultant Steven Wilson (Ind) 5.3%,
Lars Johnson (I) 1.2%,
write-in votes 0.0%,
2nd Congressional District, 57.3% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Shelley Madore (DFL) 36.6%, John Kline (R) 63.3%, write-in votes 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 48.5% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
MN PTA pres. Jim Meffert-Nelson (DFL) 36.6%, Erik Paulsen (R) 58.8%, Jon Oleson (Ind) 4.6%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
4th Congressional District, 68.4% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Betty McCollum (DFL) 59.1%, attorney Teresa Collett (R) 34.6%, Steve Carlson (Ind) 6.1%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
5th Congressional District, 70.9% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Keith Ellison (DFL) 67.7%, businessman Joel Demos (R) 24.1%, Lynne Torgerson (I) 3.7%,
Thomas R. "Tom" Schrunk (Ind) 3.3%,
Michael James Cavlan (Pr) 1.1%,
write-in votes 0.1%, Anthony Lane (SW/WI) 0%,
6th Congressional District, 46.4% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
St. Sen. Tarryl L. Clark (DFL) 39.8%, Michele M. Bachmann (R) 52.5%, '08 nominee Bob Anderson (Ind) 5.8%,
'08 candidate / prof. Aubrey Immelman (I) 1.8%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
7th Congressional District, 72.2% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 55.2%, business exec. Lee Byberg (R) 37.6%, Gene Waldorf (I) 3.9%,
'08 GOP nominee / accountant Glen R. Menze (Ind) 3.2%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
8th Congressional District, 67.7% in '08, 18th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
James L. "Jim" Oberstar (DFL) 46.6%, pilot Chip Cravaack (R) 48.2%, Timothy Olson (Ind) withdrew but still got 4.3%,
Richard "George" Burton (C) 0.9%,
write-in votes 0.0%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Minnesota Political Parties:
(AR) = American Reform Party
(Com) = Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party
- Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Minnesota Media Links:
Alexandria Echo Press
Annandale Advocate
Anoka County Union
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
Mankato Free Press
Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages
Minnesota Daily
Minnesota E-Democracy
MN-Politics.com
Morrison County Record
New Ulm Journal
Northfield News
Page 1 Publications
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Southwest Journal
St. Paul Legal Ledger
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Thisweek Newspapers
West Central Tribune
Winona Daily News


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