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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
1998 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: July 25, Primary: September 15
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 64% in '94, Arne Carlson (R) retiring
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 5:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Att. Gen. Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III (DFL) 28% ex-DFLer/St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman (R) 34% Brooklyn Park mayor/ex-wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura (Rfm) 37%
party chair T. Christopher Wright (GR) 0%, state party chair Ken Pentel (G) 0%, retired civil engineer Frank Germann (L) 0%, machinist Thomas Fiske (SW) 0%, cable tv personality Fancy Ray McCloney (I/The People's Champion) 0%, environmentalist Leslie Daivs (WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov. and chosen by nominee, Joanne Benson (R) retiring
Roger D. Moe (DFL) Gen Olson (R) teacher Mae Schunk (Rfm), D. G. Paulsen (GR), Susen Jasper (G), Michael C. Strand (L), John Hawkins (SW), Toni "Mom" McCloney (I/The People's Champion),
Attorney General, Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III (DFL) running for Gov.,
ex-State Commerce Commissioner Mike Hatch (DFL) St. Rep. Charlie Weaver (R) access TV producer Ruth A. Mason (L), Jim Mangan (N),
Secretary of State, Joan Growe (DFL) retiring,
St. Rep. Edwina Garcia (DFL) nurse Mary Kiffmeyer (R) Alan Shilepsky (Rfm), Kenneth Iverson (L),
Treasurer, Michael McGrath (DFL) retiring
chief aide to St. Treasurer Carol Johnson (DFL) St. Rep. Kevin Knight (R) James N. "Jim" Dunlop (Rfm), computer software designer Mitchell Berg (L),
Auditor
'94 Lt. Gov. nominee Nancy A. Larson (DFL) Judith Dutcher (R) '97 Minneapolis City Council candidate Bob Odden (L), housewife Patricia G. V. Becker (T), Joseph G. Peschek (N),
1st Cong. District, 52.8% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
St. Sen. Tracy L. Beckman (DFL) 45.2% Gil Gutknecht Jr. (R) 54.7% write in candiates 0.1%
2nd Cong. District, 55.0% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
David Minge (DFL) 57.1% retired AF Co./'96 candidate Craig Duehring (R) 38.1% '94 / '96 nominee Stan Bentz (Rfm) 4.7%, write in candidates 0.1%
3rd Cong. District, 70.2% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:20, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
attorney / PTA activist / '96 nominee Stanley J. Leino (DFL) 23.5% Jim Ramstad (R) 71.9% Derek W. Schramm (T) 4.5%, write in candidates 0.1%
4th Cong. District, 57.0% in '96, 11th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 3:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Bruce F. Vento (DFL) 53.7% '94 / '96 nominee / ex-St. Rep. Dennis R. Newinski (R) 39.8% college student Michael A. Neitzel (L) 1.2%
'92 / '94 Grassroots Party nominee / '96 Green Party nominee Dan R. Vacek (M) 2.4%
consultant / religious activist Carol Simmons Schulstad (T) 1.9%
steelworker Heather Wood (SW) 0.9%, write in candidates 0.1%
5th Cong. District, 64.5% in '96, 10th Term, might retire
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:15, Safe Democrat, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 66.9% Frank Taylor (R) 27.6% '96 nominee Erika Anderson (GR) 0.0%
Jason Kassel (AF) 0.7%
computer programmer Kevin Houston (L) 3.4%
chemical worker Michael Pennock (SW) 1.3%, write in candidates 0.1%
6th Cong. District, 55.9% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
William P. "Bill" Luther (DFL) 50% retired Marine John Kline (R) 46.0% aircraft mechanic Eric M. Johnson (L) 4.0%, write in candidates 0.0%
7th Cong. District, 68.1% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 71.7% '96 candidate / farmer Aleta Edin (R) 28.1% write in candidates 0.2%
8th Cong. District, 68.5% in '96, 12th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:15, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
James L. Oberstar (DFL) 66.0% logging contractor, /'88/'90 nominee Jerry Shuster (R) 26.5% Isanti Town Planning Commissioner / '96 nominee Larry Fuhol (L) 1.7%, '96 nominee Stan "The Man" Estes (Rfm) 5.7%, write in candidates 0.1%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(AF) = Anti Federalist Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party - Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(GR) = Grassroots Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(M) = Legal Marijuana Now Party
(N) = Progressive Minnesota (The New Party)
(I/PH) = Pursuit of Honor Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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