Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District

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Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District
MN 3rd District Map.PNG
Current incumbentErik Paulsen Republican Party
Population664,419
Gender48.9% Male, 51.1% Female
Race83.2% White, 6.5% Black, 6% Asian
Ethnicity3.74% Hispanic
Unemployment7.6%
Median household income$73,468
High school graduation rate95.2%
College graduation rate45.6%

Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District is one of the wealthiest in the state, encompassing the suburbs of Hennepin County to the north, west and south of Minneapolis.[1]

The current representative of the 3rd Congressional District is Erik Paulsen (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Erik Paulsen (R) defeated challenger Sharon Sund (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Paulsen Incumbent 62.1% 167,515
     Democratic Sharon Sund 37.8% 101,846
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 224
Total Votes 269,585
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


2012

See also: Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, which incumbent Erik Paulsen won.[3]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Paulsen Incumbent 58.1% 222,335
     Democratic Brian Barnes 41.8% 159,937
     NA Write-in 0.1% 433
Total Votes 382,705
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2010
On November 2, 2010, Erik Paulsen (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Meffert (D) and Jon Oleson (Independence) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Paulsen incumbent 58.8% 161,177
     Democratic Jim Meffert 36.6% 100,240
     Independence Jon Oleson 4.6% 12,508
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 167
Total Votes 274,092

2008
On November 4, 2008, Erik Paulsen (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Ashwin Madia (D), David Dillon (Independence) and Harley Swarm, Jr. (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Paulsen 48.5% 178,932
     Democratic Ashwin Madia 40.9% 150,787
     Independence David Dillon 10.6% 38,970
     Write-in Harley Swarm, Jr. 0% 9
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 406
Total Votes 369,104

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jim Ramstad (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Wendy Wilde (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ramstad incumbent 64.9% 184,333
     Democratic Wendy Wilde 35% 99,588
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 323
Total Votes 284,244

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Ramstad (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Deborah Watts (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ramstad incumbent 73.7% 231,871
     Democratic Deborah Watts 26.2% 82,575
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 309
Total Votes 314,755

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Ramstad (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Darryl Stanton (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ramstad incumbent 72% 213,334
     Democratic Darryl Stanton 27.9% 82,575
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 309
Total Votes 296,218

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jim Ramstad (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sue Shuff (D), Bob Odden (L) and Arne Niska (Constitution) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ramstad incumbent 67.6% 222,571
     Democratic Sue Shuff 29.8% 98,219
     Constitution Arne Niska 1.6% 5,302
     Libertarian Bob Odden 0.9% 2,970
Total Votes 329,062

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Minnesota

In 2011, the Minnesota State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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