U.S. Senate delegation from Minnesota

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Minnesota.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Al Franken
Al Franken.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2009January 3, 2015Link
Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

States with a Class I senator:[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Minnesota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Klobuchar Incumbent 65.2% 1,854,595
     Republican Kurt Bills 30.5% 867,974
     Independence Stephen Williams 2.6% 73,539
     Grassroots Tim Davis 1.1% 30,531
     Progressive Michael Cavlan 0.5% 13,986
Total Votes 2,843,207
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2006
On November 7, 2006, Klobuchar won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Mark R. Kennedy (R), Robert Fitzgerald, (I), Michael James Cavlan (G), and Ben Powers (C) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate General Election, Minnesota, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Klobuchar 58.1% 1,278,849
     Republican Mark R. Kennedy 37.9% 835,653
     Independent Robert Fitzgerald 3.2% 71,194
     Green Michael James Calvan 0.5% 10,714
     Constitution Ben Powers 0.2% 5,408
     Independent Write-In 0% 954
Total Votes 2,202,772

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Al Franken won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Norm Coleman, Dean Barkley (I), Charles Aldrich (L), James Niemackl (C), Michael Cavlan (I, Write-In) and Anthony Keith Price (I, Write-In) in the general election. He won election after a lengthy hand recount that did not declare him the winner until after June of 2009.[3][4]

U.S. Senate, Minnesota General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Franken 42% 1,212,629
     Republican Norm Coleman Incumbent 42% 1,212,317
     Independent Dean Barkley 15.2% 437,505
     Libertarian Charles Aldrich 0.5% 13,923
     Constitution James Niemackl 0.3% 8,907
     Independent Michael Cavlan 0% 13
     Independent Anthony Keith Price 0% 12
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 2,340
Total Votes 2,887,646

2002
Norm Coleman was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 2012. Walter Mondale replaced Paul Wellstone on the ticket, following Wellstone's death on October 25, 2002.

U.S. Senate, Minnesota, General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNorm Coleman 49.5% 1,116,697
     Democratic Walter F. Mondale 47.3% 1,067,246
     Democratic Paul Wellstone 0.5% 11,381
     Independence Jim Moore 2% 45,139
     Green Ray Tricomo 0.4% 10,119
     Constitution Miro Drago Kovatchevich 0.1% 2,254
     N/A Ed McGaa 0% 7
     N/A Dick Franson 0% 3
     N/A Michelle Harbeck 0% 3
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 1,790
Total Votes 2,254,639

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Minnesota
Party Total
     Republican 26
     Democratic 13
     Farmer-Labor 2
     Independent 1
Total Senators 42
Class 1 Senators from Minnesota
Senator Years Served Party
Henry M. Rice 1858-1863 Democratic
Alexander Ramsey 1863-1875 Republican
Samuel J. R. McMillan 1875-1887 Republican
Cushman K. Davis 1887-1900 Republican
Charles A. Towne 1900-1901 Democratic
Moses E. Clapp 1901-1917 Republican
Frank B. Kellogg 1917-1923 Republican
Henrik Shipstead 1923-1947 Republican
Edward J. Thye 1947-1959 Republican
Eugene J. McCarthy 1959-1971 Democratic
Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. 1971-1978 Democratic
Muriel B. Humphrey 1978-1978 Democratic
David F. Durenberger 1978-1995 Republican
Rod Grams 1995-2001 Republican
Mark Dayton 2001-2007 Democratic
Amy Klobuchar 2007-Present Democratic
Class 2 Senators from Minnesota
Senator Years Served Party
James Shields 1858-1859 Democratic
Morton S. Wilkinson 1859-1865 Republican
Daniel S. Norton 1865-1870 Republican
William Windom 1870-1871 Republican
Ozora P. Stearns 1871-1871 Republican
William Windom 1871-1881 Republican
A. J. Edgerton 1881-1881 Republican
William Windom 1881-1883 Republican
Dwight M. Sabin 1883-1889 Republican
William D. Washburn 1889-1895 Republican
Knute Nelson 1895-1923 Republican
Magnus Johnson 1923-1925 FL
Thomas D. Schall 1925-1935 Republican
Elmer A. Benson 1935-1936 FL
Guy V. Howard 1936-1937 Republican
Ernest Lundeen 1937-1940 FL
Joseph H. Ball 1940-1942 Republican
Arthur E. Nelson 1942-1943 Republican
Joseph H. Ball 1943-1949 Republican
Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. 1949-1964 Democratic
Walter F. Mondale 1964-1976 Democratic
Wendell R. Anderson 1976-1978 Democratic
Rudolph E. 1978-1991 Republican
Paul D. Wellstone 1991-2002 Democratic
Dean Barkley 2002-2003 I
Norm Coleman 2003-2009 Republican
Al Franken 2009-Present Democratic

See also

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