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Republicans seek to retain slim majority in Minnesota House

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May 31, 2012

Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Following recent tradition, Republican candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives held a massive filing event yesterday. Around 50 candidates, both incumbent and newcomers, turned in their paperwork in a show of party unity. Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers said he is hoping to have GOP candidates for all 134 races.[1]

Republicans currently hold a ten seat majority in the House, but retired in higher numbers than Democrats - 13 Republicans and 10 Democrats are not seeking re-election.[2]


Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 61 73
     Republican Party 72 61
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 134 134


All 67 Senate seats and 134 House seats are up for election this year. Republicans also hold a majority in the Senate, 37-30. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 5, 2012. The primary election day will be August 14, 2012.[3]

Current candidate filings can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

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