United States House of Representatives elections in Minnesota, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Minnesota

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

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Minnesota District Pages
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Minnesota took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Minnesota has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters needed to register on election day, or pre-register by July 22, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (21 days days prior to the election).[1]

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds five of the eight congressional seats from Minnesota.

Members of the U.S. House from Minnesota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 5
     Republican Party 3 3
Total 8 8

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Tim Walz Electiondot.png Democratic 1
John Kline Ends.png Republican 2
Erik Paulsen Ends.png Republican 3
Betty McCollum Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Keith Ellison Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Michele Bachmann Ends.png Republican 6
Collin Peterson Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Rick Nolan Electiondot.png Democratic 8

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 8 seats up for election in 2014 in Minnesota. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Democratic Party Tim Walz 8.5% 226,695 Jim Hagedorn
District 2 Republican Party John Kline 17.2% 245,848 Mike Obermueller
District 3 Republican Party Erik Paulsen 24.4% 269,585 Sharon Sund
District 4 Democratic Party Betty McCollum 28.3% 241,637 Sharna Wahlgren
District 5 Democratic Party Keith Ellison 46.8% 236,010 Doug Daggett
District 6 Republican Party Tom Emmer 17.9% 236,846 Joe Perske
District 7 Democratic Party Collin Peterson 8.5% 240,835 Torrey Westrom
District 8 Democratic Party Rick Nolan 1.4% 266,083 Stewart Mills

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew from race


2nd Congressional District

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


3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


4th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary


5th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary

Failed to file


6th Congressional District

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


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


8th Congressional District

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See also: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Challengers Stewart Mills (R) and Ray "Skip" Sandman (G) were defeated by incumbent Rick Nolan (D) in the general election. None of the candidates faced challengers in the primary election on August 12, 2014.[19]

Minnesota's 8th was considered a battleground district in 2014. Nolan won his seat in 2012 with an 8.9 percent margin of victory, and President Barack Obama (D) won the district in 2012 by only 5.5 percent. Nolan was first elected in 2012, and representatives serving their first term are often more vulnerable than long-time incumbents. In addition, Minnesota's 8th district was redrawn in 2011, which could have significantly altered the ratio of Democratic and Republican voters. In 2013, Politico reported that Nolan was vulnerable in this competitive race.[20]

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Failed to file


See also

References

  1. Minnesota Secretary of State Website, "How to Register," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 11, 2014
  3. The State.com, "Political newcomer joins GOP 1st District race," accessed August 19, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 NU Journal, "Hagedorn to announce run for 1st District today," accessed September 4, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Tribune, "GOP delegates select businessman Miller to oppose Rep. Tim Walz after 2 challengers step aside," accessed April 8, 2014
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 11, 2014
  7. Huffington Post, "Paula Overby, Minnesota Transgender Woman, Will Run For Congress," accessed August 15, 2013
  8. Mike Obermueller, "Campaign website," accessed July 17, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Post Bulletin, "Kline boasts $1.1 million campaign war chest," accessed July 17, 2013
  10. Burnsville Patch, "CaringBridge Founder Will Challenge Kline in 2014 Congressional Race," accessed April 15, 2013 (dead link)
  11. Campaign website, "About," accessed June 10, 2013
  12. Rollcall.com, "Second Republican Announces Bid for Bachmann Seat," accessed June 14, 2013
  13. Campaign website, "About," accessed November 11, 2013
  14. Inform.com, "Krinkie joins 6th District GOP House race in Minnesota," accessed July 20, 2013 (dead link)
  15. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time," accessed November 12, 2013
  16. Politico, "Green activist Judy Adams to run for Bachmann seat," accessed June 14, 2013
  17. Politico, "Democrat Collin Peterson to run again in Minnesota," accessed March 17, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "Republican Will Challenge Peterson in Minnesota," accessed December 5, 2013
  19. Associated Press, "Minnesota - 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  20. Politico, "Ads hit vulnerable Dems on Obamacare," accessed December 26, 2013
  21. Minnesota Public Radio, "Stewart Mills to run for 8th Dist. seat," accessed July 17, 2013