Minnesota's 5th Congressional District

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The 5th Congressional District of Minnesota is a congressional district that is a geographically small, urban, and suburban congressional district in Minnesota.

Minnesota's 5th Congressional District includes portions of Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the central portion of the state.[1]

The district previously covered eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Keith Ellison (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Incumbent Keith Ellison won re-election to the 5th congressional district of Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[2]

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"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Keith Ellison (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joel Demos (R), Lynne Torgerson (I), Tom Schrunk (T) and Michael James Cavlan (T) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 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
     Independence Tom Schrunk 3.3% 7,446
     Independent Progressive Michael James Cavlan 1.1% 2,468
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 229
Total Votes 228,746

2008
On November 4, 2008, Keith Ellison (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Barb Davis White(R) and Bill McGaughey (T) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ellison incumbent 70.9% 228,776
     Republican Barb Davis White 22% 71,020
     Independence Bill McGaughey 6.9% 22,318
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 633
Total Votes 322,747

2006
On November 7, 2006, Keith Ellison (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Alan Fine (R), Tammy Lee (T) and Jay Pond (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ellison 55.6% 136,060
     Republican Alan Fine 21.3% 52,263
     Independence Tammy Lee 21% 51,456
     Green Jay Pond 2% 4,792
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 334
Total Votes 244,905

2004
On November 2, 2004, Martin Olav Sabo (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel Mathias (R) and Jay Pond (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Olav Sabo incumbent 69.7% 218,434
     Republican Daniel Mathias 24.4% 76,600
     Green Jay Pond 5.7% 17,984
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 508
Total Votes 313,526

2002
On November 5, 2002, Martin Olav Sabo (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel Mathias (R) and Tim Davis (G) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Olav Sabo incumbent 67% 171,572
     Democratic Daniel Mathias 25.9% 66,271
     Green Tim Davis 7% 17,825
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 314
Total Votes 255,982

2000
On November 7, 2000, Martin Olav Sabo (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Taylor (R), Rob Tomich (Independence), Renee Lavoi (Constitution) and Chuck P. Charnstrom (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Olav Sabo incumbent 69.2% 176,629
     Republican Frank Taylor 22.8% 58,191
     Independence Rob Tomich 4.4% 11,323
     Constitution Renee Lavoi 1.8% 4,522
     Libertarian Chuck P. Charnstrom 1.8% 4,480
Total Votes 255,145

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th congressional district of Minnesota after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Minnesota

In 2011, the Minnesota State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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