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Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tim Walz Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Walz Democratic Party
Tim Walz.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Lean D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

Minnesota U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st congressional district of Minnesota will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Minnesota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tim Walz (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Minnesota's 1st Congressional District extends across southern Minnesota from the border with South Dakota to the border with Wisconsin. It includes Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Martin, Blue Earth, Le Seur, Brown, Freeborn, Steele, Mower, Olmsted, Fillmore, Winona, Wabasha and Houston counties.[7]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election candidates

August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew from race

Campaign contributions

Tim Walz

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Walz's reports.[12]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Tim Walz (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Allen Quist in the general election.

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz Incumbent 57.5% 193,211
     Republican Allen Quist 42.3% 142,164
     NA Write-in 0.2% 505
Total Votes 335,880
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)


On November 2, 2010, Walz won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Randy Demmer (R), Steven Wilson (I), and Lars Johnson (Party Free) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz Incumbent 49.3% 122,365
     Republican Randy Demmer 44% 109,242
     Independent Steven Wilson 5.3% 13,242
     Party Free Lars Johnson 1.2% 3,054
     Independent Write-In 0% 102
Total Votes 248,005

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Minnesota Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 30, 2012
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 11, 2014
  9. The, "Political newcomer joins GOP 1st District race," accessed August 19, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 NU Journal, "Hagedorn to announce run for 1st District today," accessed September 4, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Tribune, "GOP delegates select businessman Miller to oppose Rep. Tim Walz after 2 challengers step aside," accessed April 8, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Walz 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 18, 2013
  13. FEC, "April Quarterly, Walz 2013," accessed July 18, 2013
  14. FEC, "July Quarterly, Walz 2013," accessed July 18, 2013
  15. FEC, "October Quarterly, Walz 2013," accessed October 15, 2013
  16. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly, Walz 2013," accessed February 11, 2014
  17. FEC, "April Quarterly, Walz 2014," accessedMay 16, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 3, 2011