Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Erik Paulsen Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Minnesota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters needed to register on election day, or pre-registered by July 22, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (21st day before Election Day).[4]

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Erik Paulsen (R), who was first elected in 2008.

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.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Campaign contributions

Erik Paulsen

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Paulsen's reports.[7]

Erik Paulsen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$693,846.38$357,734.44$(108,422.37)$943,158.45
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$943,158.45$496,231.50$(142,405.24)$1,296,984.71
October Quarterly[10]October 14, 2013$1,296,984.71$379,712.72$(149,890.22)$1,526,807.21
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$1,526,807$293,074$(118,895)$1,701,994
April Quarterly[12]April 14, 2014$1,701,994.50$447,247.27$(170,105.75)$1,979,136.02
Running totals
$1,973,999.93$(689,718.58)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota will held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, which incumbent Erik Paulsen won.[13]

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"

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.[14]

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

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