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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
2010 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
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: August 11, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
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, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Toss-Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
ex-U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (DFL) 41.3%,
St. Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL) 39.8%, ex-St. Rep. Matt Entenza (DFL) 18.2%, '06 Senate candidate / '04 & '08 congressional candidate / businessman Peter Idusogie (DFL) 0.7%,
St. Rep. Tom Emmer (R) 82.5%,
author Bob Carney, Jr. (R) 7.6%, enviornmental activist Leslie Davis (R) 6.6%, '00 & '08 Senate candidate / '98, '02 & '06 Gov. candidate Oloveuse Scorpio "Ole" Savior (R) 3.4%,
GOP strategist Tom Horner (Ind) 64.3%,
businessman / author Rob Hahn (Ind) 14.3%, '06 & '08 Senate candidate / businessman John T. Uldrich (Ind) 10.0%, Phil Ratte (Ind) 6.9%, Rahn V. Workcuff (Ind) 4.6%,
Farheen Hakeem (G),
Grassroots Party candidate Chris Wright (I),
Resource Party candidate Linda S. Eno (I),
Ecology Democracy Party candidate / '98, '02 & '06 Green Party nominee Ken Pentel (I),
Diana Newberry (SW/WI),
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) 41.3%,
ex-St. Finance Comm'r. John Gunyou (DFL) 39.8%, TV anchor Robyne Robinson (DFL) 18.2%, Lady Jayne Fontaine (DFL) 0.7%,
Annette T. Meeks (R) 82.5%,
William McGaughey (R) 7.6%, Gregory K. Soderberg (R) 6.6%, Elvis impersonator Todd "Elvis" Anderson (R) 3.4%,
exec. James A. Mulder (Ind) 64.3%,
ex-St. Rep. Thomas Harens (Ind) 14.3%, Stephen Williams (Ind) 10.0%, Gayle-Lynn Lemaster (Ind) 6.9%, Mark F. Workcuff (Ind) 4.6%,
Dan Dittmann (G),
Grassroots Party candidate Edwin H. Engelmann (I),
Resource Party candidate Howard B. Hanson (I),
Ecology Democracy Party candidate Erin Wallace (I),
Attorney General, 53.2% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Lori Swanson (DFL) 85.6%,
Leo F. Meyer (DFL) 14.4%,
Chris Barden (R) 54.0%,
'98, '02 & '06 candidate Sharon Anderson (R) 46.0%,
Bill Dahn (Ind),
Resource Party candidate David J. Hoch (I),
Secretary of State, 49.1% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Mark Ritchie (DFL) 81.8%,
'94 / '96 / '00 / '02 Senate candidate / '04 congressional candidate / '98 & '06 Sec. of St. candidate / '08 Senate candidate / ex-city councilman Richard "Dick" Franson (DFL) 18.2%,
St. Rep. Daniel "Doc" Severson (R), '02 GOP Auditor candidate Jual Carlson (Ind),
Auditor, 51.9% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Rebecca Otto (DFL), ex-St. Auditor Patricia "Pat" Anderson (R), Annie Young (G),
Grassroots Party candidate Kenny Kalligher (I),
1st Congressional District, 62.5% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
Tim Walz (DFL), '08 candidate / St. Rep. Randy Demmer (R), business consultant Steven Wilson (Ind),
Lars Johnson (I),
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) 54.7%,
salesman Dan Powers (DFL) 45.3%,
John Kline (R),
3rd Congressional District, 48.5% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
MN PTA pres. Jim Meffert-Nelson (DFL), Erik Paulsen (R), Jon Oleson (Ind),
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) 86.6%,
ex-Maplewood Mayor Diana Longrie (DFL) 13.4%,
attorney Teresa Collett (R) 67.2%,
'02 Senate candidate / '04, '06 & '08 Congressional candidate / dentist / fugitive Jack Shepard (R) 32.8%,
Steve Carlson (Ind),
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) 81.6%,
'08 GOP nominee / minister Barb Davis White (DFL) 11.7%, '00 Senate candidate / '06 & '08 candidate Gregg A. Iverson (DFL) 6.7%,
businessman Joel Demos (R), Thomas R. "Tom" Schrunk (Ind),
Lynne Torgerson (I),
Michael James Cavlan (Pr),
Anthony Lane (SW/WI),
6th Congressional District, 46.4% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
St. Sen. Tarryl L. Clark (DFL) 69.1%,
'06 Independence Party Lt. Gov. nominee / ex-Univ. of MN Board of Regent member Maureen K. Reed dropped out but still got 30.9%,
Michele M. Bachmann (R), '08 nominee Bob Anderson (Ind),
'08 candidate / prof. Aubrey Immelman (I),
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), business exec. Lee Byberg (R) 60.9%,
'08 candidate / farmer Alan Roebke (R) 39.1%,
'08 GOP nominee / accountant Glen R. Menze (Ind),
Gene Walforf (C),
8th Congressional District, 67.7% in '08, 18th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
James L. "Jim" Oberstar (DFL) 80.5%,
W.D. "Bill" Hamm (DFL) 19.5%,
pilot Chip Cravaack (R), Timothy Olson (Ind),
Richard "George" Burton (C),

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:
(C) = Constitution Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party
- Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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