Minnesota's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Minnesota's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Keith Ellison Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Keith Ellison Democratic Party
Keith Ellison.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe 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 5th Congressional District of Minnesota will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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: Pending

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Keith Ellison (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Minnesota's 5th Congressional District includes portions of Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the central portion of the state.[4]


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August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary

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Campaign contributions

Keith Ellison

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ellison's reports.[6]

District history


Incumbent Keith Ellison won re-election to the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ellison Incumbent 74.5% 262,102
     Republican Chris Fields 25.2% 88,753
     NA Write-in 0.3% 1,114
Total Votes 351,969
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)


On November 2, 2010, Keith Ellison won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Joel Demos (R), Lynne Torgerson (I), Tom Schrunk (I), and Michael James Cavlan (Independent Progressive) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ellison Incumbent 67.7% 154,833
     Republican Joel Demos 24.1% 55,222
     Independent Lynne Torgerson 3.7% 8,548
     Independent Tom Schrunk 3.3% 7,446
     Independent Progressive Michael James Cavlan 1.1% 2,468
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 229
Total Votes 228,746

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