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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Minnesota on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the Midwest region of the U.S., the state of Minnesota is known for a politically active citizenry, and populism has been a longstanding force among the state's political parties. Minnesota has a consistently high voter turnout, due in part to its liberal voter registration laws. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 77.9% of eligible Minnesotans voted—the highest percentage of any U.S. state—versus the national average of 61.2%. Having been admitted to the Union as the 32nd state in 1858, Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" Currently, Minnesota has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and 67 members of the Minnesota State Senate. As of September 2013, Minnesota is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Minnesota elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Minnesota.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Minnesota|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Minnesota|Redistricting]]  •  [[Minnesota vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Minnesota,'' '''''[[Voting in Minnesota|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Minnesota|Governor]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget|Commissioner of Management and Budget]] •
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[[Minnesota State Auditor|State Auditor]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce|Commissioner of Commerce]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources|Commissioner of Natural Resources]] •
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[[Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry|Commissioner of Labor and Industry]] •
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[[Minnesota Public Utilities Commission|Chair of Public Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Minnesota State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Minnesota Senate|Senate]] •
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[[Minnesota Legislative Auditor|Legislative Auditor]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Minnesota Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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<h6 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''About the U.S. Congress'''</h6><br>
  
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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• [[Filing requirements for congressional candidates]]<br>
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• [[National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections|2012 Congressional elections contested primaries analysis]]
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[[Aitkin County, Minnesota ballot measures|Aitkin]] • [[Anoka County, Minnesota ballot measures|Anoka]] • [[Becker County, Minnesota ballot measures|Becker]] • [[Beltrami County, Minnesota ballot measures|Beltrami]] • [[Benton County, Minnesota ballot measures|Benton]] • [[Big Stone County, Minnesota ballot measures|Big Stone]] • [[Blue Earth County, Minnesota ballot measures|Blue Earth]] • [[Brown County, Minnesota ballot measures|Brown]] • [[Carlton County, Minnesota ballot measures|Carlton]] • [[Carver County, Minnesota ballot measures|Carver]] • [[Cass County, Minnesota ballot measures|Cass]] • [[Chippewa County, Minnesota ballot measures|Chippewa]] • [[Chisago County, Minnesota ballot measures|Chisago]] • [[Clay County, Minnesota ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Clearwater County, Minnesota ballot measures|Clearwater]] • [[Cook County, Minnesota ballot measures|Cook]] • [[Cottonwood County, Minnesota ballot measures|Cottonwood]] • [[Crow Wing County, Minnesota ballot measures|Crow Wing]] • [[Dakota County, Minnesota ballot measures|Dakota]] • [[Dodge County, Minnesota ballot measures|Dodge]] • [[Douglas County, Minnesota ballot measures|Douglas]] • [[Faribault County, Minnesota ballot measures|Faribault]] • [[Fillmore County, Minnesota ballot measures|Fillmore]] • [[Freeborn County, Minnesota ballot measures|Freeborn]] • [[Goodhue County, Minnesota ballot measures|Goodhue]] • [[Grant County, Minnesota ballot measures|Grant]] • [[Hennepin County, Minnesota ballot measures|Hennepin]] • [[Houston County, Minnesota ballot measures|Houston]] • [[Hubbard County, Minnesota ballot measures|Hubbard]] • [[Isanti County, Minnesota ballot measures|Isanti]] • [[Itasca County, Minnesota ballot measures|Itasca]] • [[Jackson County, Minnesota ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Kanabec County, Minnesota ballot measures|Kanabec]] • [[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota ballot measures|Kandiyohi]] • [[Kittson County, Minnesota ballot measures|Kittson]] • [[Koochiching County, Minnesota ballot measures|Koochiching]] • [[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota ballot measures|Lac qui Parle]] • [[Lake County, Minnesota ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota ballot measures|Lake of the Woods]] • [[Le Sueur County, Minnesota ballot measures|Le Sueur]] • [[Lincoln County, Minnesota ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Lyon County, Minnesota ballot measures|Lyon]] • [[Mahnomen County, Minnesota ballot measures|Mahnomen]] • [[Marshall County, Minnesota ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Martin County, Minnesota ballot measures|Martin]] • [[McLeod County, Minnesota ballot measures|McLeod]] • [[Meeker County, Minnesota ballot measures|Meeker]] • [[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota ballot measures|Mille Lacs]] • [[Morrison County, Minnesota ballot measures|Morrison]] • [[Mower County, Minnesota ballot measures|Mower]] • [[Murray County, Minnesota ballot measures|Murray]] • [[Nicollet County, Minnesota ballot measures|Nicollet]] • [[Nobles County, Minnesota ballot measures|Nobles]] • [[Norman County, Minnesota ballot measures|Norman]] • [[Olmsted County, Minnesota ballot measures|Olmsted]] • [[Otter Tail County, Minnesota ballot measures|Otter Tail]] • [[Pennington County, Minnesota ballot measures|Pennington]] • [[Pine County, Minnesota ballot measures|Pine]] • [[Pipestone County, Minnesota ballot measures|Pipestone]] • [[Polk County, Minnesota ballot measures|Polk]] • [[Pope County, Minnesota ballot measures|Pope]] • [[Ramsey County, Minnesota ballot measures|Ramsey]] • [[Red Lake County, Minnesota ballot measures|Red Lake]] • [[Redwood County, Minnesota ballot measures|Redwood]] • [[Renville County, Minnesota ballot measures|Renville]] • [[Rice County, Minnesota ballot measures|Rice]] • [[Rock County, Minnesota ballot measures|Rock]] • [[Roseau County, Minnesota ballot measures|Roseau]] • [[Scott County, Minnesota ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Sherburne County, Minnesota ballot measures|Sherburne]] • [[Sibley County, Minnesota ballot measures|Sibley]] • [[St. Louis County, Minnesota ballot measures|St. Louis]] • [[Stearns County, Minnesota ballot measures|Stearns]] • [[Steele County, Minnesota ballot measures|Steele]] • [[Stevens County, Minnesota ballot measures|Stevens]] • [[Swift County, Minnesota ballot measures|Swift]] • [[Todd County, Minnesota ballot measures|Todd]] • [[Traverse County, Minnesota ballot measures|Traverse]] • [[Wabasha County, Minnesota ballot measures|Wabasha]] • [[Wadena County, Minnesota ballot measures|Wadena]] • [[Waseca County, Minnesota ballot measures|Waseca]] • [[Washington County, Minnesota ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Watonwan County, Minnesota ballot measures|Watonwan]] • [[Wilkin County, Minnesota ballot measures|Wilkin]] • [[Winona County, Minnesota ballot measures|Winona]] • [[Wright County, Minnesota ballot measures|Wright]] • [[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota ballot measures|Yellow Medicine]]
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Minnesota, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]]
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* [[Minnesota State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Minnesota ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Minnesota 2012 ballot measures|2012]])
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* [[Redistricting in Minnesota]]
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• [[Minnesota Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Minnesota Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Minnesota Treasurer|Treasurer]]<br>
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• [[Minnesota State Auditor|State Auditor]] • [[Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget|Commissioner of Management and Budget]]<br>
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• [[Minnesota Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] • [[Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]]<br> 
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Located in the Midwest region of the U.S., the state of Minnesota is known for a politically active citizenry, and populism has been a longstanding force among the state's political parties. Minnesota has a consistently high voter turnout, due in part to its liberal voter registration laws. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 77.9% of eligible Minnesotans voted—the highest percentage of any U.S. state—versus the national average of 61.2%. Having been admitted to the Union as the 32nd state in 1858, Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" Currently, Minnesota has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and 67 members of the Minnesota State Senate. As of September 2013, Minnesota is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Al Franken
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2009January 3, 2015Link
Amy Klobuchar
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link


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Betty McCollum
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015Link
Collin Peterson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1991January 3, 2015Link
Erik Paulsen
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2015Link
John Kline
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2003January 3, 2015Link
Keith Ellison
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2007January 3, 2015Link
Michele Bachmann
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Rick Nolan
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2015Link
Tim Walz
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