Minnesota's 6th Congressional District

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Minnesota's 6th Congressional District
MN 6th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentMichele Bachmann Republican Party
Population675,415
Gender50.2% Male, 49.8% Female
Race91.9% White, 2.2% Black, 2.3% Asian
Ethnicity2.5% Hispanic
Unemployment7.4%
Median household income$65,461
High school graduation rate93.1%
College graduation rate28.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 6th District includes most or all of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka and Washington counties.[1]

The district previously covered eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties.

The current representative of the 6th Congressional District is Michele Bachmann (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

Failed to file


On May 29, 2013, Bachmann announced that she would not seek re-election in 2014, explaining, "The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years. And in my opinion, well, eight years is also long enough for any individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district."[9]

A May 15, 2013, poll by Public Policy Polling showed Jim Graves, Bachmann's likely Democratic challenger in 2014, leading Bachmann 47 percent to 45 percent, respectively, with a 4.4 point margin of error. This race would have been a rematch of the 2012 election, one that Graves lost by 1.2 percent. Bachmann had already started to run campaign ads.[10]

Bachmann had also been under FBI scrutiny over campaign funding misuse related to her 2012 presidential campaign. Andy Parrish, her former chief of staff, reportedly said in a sworn affidavit that Bachmann "knew and approved of" payments to Iowa state Senator Kent Sorenson. Legislators are not allowed to be employed by political campaigns. Peter Waldron, national field coordinator in Iowa for Bachmann's campaign, filed an FEC complaint alleging that Bachmann paid Sorenson and misused leadership PAC funds to pay campaign staff, including consultant Guy Short.[11]

In addition, Bachmann was also facing an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics over the campaign funding misuse allegations. Both Soreson and Bachmann denied that any payments were made.[12]

2012

See also: Minnesota's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Michele Bachmann (R) defeated Jim Graves (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Bachmann Incumbent 50.5% 179,240
     Democratic Jim Graves 49.3% 174,944
     NA Write-in 0.3% 969
Total Votes 355,153
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)


2010
On November 2, 2010, Michele Bachmann (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tarryl Clark (D), Aubrey Immelman (I), Bob Anderson (Independence) and Dennis S. Ferche (I) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Bachmann incumbent 52.5% 159,476
     Democratic Tarryl Clark 39.8% 120,846
     Independent Bob Anderson 5.8% 17,698
     Independence Aubrey Immelman 1.8% 5,490
     Write-in Dennis S. Ferche 0% 3
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 178
Total Votes 303,691

2008
On November 4, 2008, Michele Bachmann (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated El Tinklenberg (D), Bob Anderson (Independence) and Aubrey Immelman (Write-In) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Bachmann incumbent 46.5% 187,817
     Democratic El Tinklenberg 43.5% 175,786
     Independence Bob Anderson 10.1% 40,643
     N/A Aubrey Immelman 0% 20
Total Votes 404,266

2006
On November 7, 2006, Michele Bachmann (R) won election to the United States House. She defeated Patty Wetterling (D) and John Paul Binkowski (Independence) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Bachmann 50.1% 151,248
     Democratic Patty Wetterling 42.1% 127,144
     Independence John Paul Binkowski 7.8% 23,557
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 239
Total Votes 302,188

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mark R. Kennedy (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Patty Wetterling (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark R. Kennedy incumbent 54% 203,669
     Democratic Patty Wetterling 45.9% 173,309
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 246
Total Votes 377,224

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mark R, Kennedy (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Janet Robert (D) and Dan Becker (Independence) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark R. Kennedy 57.3% 164,747
     Democratic Janet Robert 35.1% 100,738
     Independence Dan Becker 7.5% 21,484
     N/A Wrtie-in 0.1% 343
Total Votes 287,312

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bill Luther (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Kline (R) and Ralph A. Hubbard (Constitution) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Luther incumbent 49.6% 176,340
     Republican John Kline 48% 170,900
     Constitution Ralph A. Hubbard 2.4% 8,584
Total Votes 355,824

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th 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.

See also

External links

References

  1. Minnesota Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 30, 2012
  2. Campaign website, "About," accessed June 10, 2013
  3. Rollcall.com, "Second Republican Announces Bid for Bachmann Seat," accessed June 14, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 11, 2014
  5. Campaign website, "About," accessed November 11, 2013
  6. Inform.com, "Krinkie joins 6th District GOP House race in Minnesota," accessed July 20, 2013 (dead link)
  7. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time," accessed November 12, 2013
  8. Politico, "Green activist Judy Adams to run for Bachmann seat," accessed June 14, 2013
  9. Politico, "Michele Bachmann not running again," accessed May 29, 2013
  10. Politco, "Poll: Michele Bachmann in for tight fight," accessed May 21, 2013
  11. Washington Post, "FBI interested in Bachmann campaign finance case," accessed May 21, 2013
  12. Washington Post, "Michele Bachmann faces congressional ethics probe," accessed May 21, 2013
  13. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," accessed November 7, 2012
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013