Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

Paragraph 3 of Section 2 of Article 3 of the Georgia Constitution states, "At the time of their election, the members of the House of Representatives shall be citizens of the United States, shall be at least 21 years of age, shall have been citizens of this state for at least two years, and shall have been legal residents of the territory embraced within the district from which elected for at least one year."

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $1,786,141. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Arkansas House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,585,947
Huizenga, Donald $35,000
Education Minnesota $29,300
AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 $29,300
Operating Engineers Local 49 $22,650
Minnesota Telecommunications Alliance $19,125
39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $17,683
Minnesota Dental Association $15,736
Minnesota Nurses Association $15,700
Minneapolis Fire Fighters Relief Association $15,700

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary candidates:
  • Tim Walz Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Brian J. Davis: 17,196 Approveda
  • Dick Day: 8,480
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary candidates:
  • Gregory Mikkelson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Walz: 207,753 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian J. Davis: 109,453
Independence Party of America Gregory Mikkelson: 14,904

District 2

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Sarvi: 164,093
Republican Party John Kline: 220,924 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary candidates:
  • Ashwin Madia Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Erik Paulson Approveda
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary candidates:
  • David Dillon: 674 Approveda
  • Steev Ramsdell: 252

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ashwin Madia: 150,787
Republican Party Erik Paulsen: 178,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America David Dillon: 38,970

District 4

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betty McCollum: 216,267 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Matthews: 98,936

District 5

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic-Farmber-Labor primary candidates:
  • Keith Ellison: 33,988 Approveda
  • Gregg A. Iverson: 6,251
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Barb Davis White Approveda
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary candidates:
  • Bill McGaughey Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Keith Ellison: 228,776 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barb David White: 71,020
Independence Party of America Bill McGaughey: 22,318

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary candidates:
  • El Tinkenberg Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Michele Bachmann: 19,127 Approveda
  • Aubrey Immelman: 3,134
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary candidates:
  • Bob Anderson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party El Tinklenberg: 175,786
Republican Party Michele Bauchmann: 187,817 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Bob Anderson: 40,643

District 7

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary candidates:
  • Collin C. Peterson Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Glen Menze: 7,698 Approveda
  • Alan Roebke: 7,172

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Collin C. Peterson: 227,187 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Glen Menze: 87,062

District 8

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James L. Oberstar: 241,831 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Cummins: 114,871


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