Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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Statewide elections, 2010
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The Minnesota Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Democratic incumbent Mark Ritchie was challenged by Republican Dan Severson and Independence Party of America candidate Jual Carlson. Ritchie won with 49.10% of the vote.

In the primary election on August 10, Ritchie defeated Richard "Dick" Franson, a former Alderman in the 12th Ward of Minneapolis and retired 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Neither Severson nor Carlson was not opposed in the primary election.

Race tracking

Ballotpedia predicted a Democrat would become Minnesota's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Minnesota Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Democrat
Overall Call Leans Democrat

General Election campaign

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Mark Ritchie 49.1%
     Republican Party Dan Severson 45.6%
     Independence Party Jual Carlson 5.2%
     Write-In 0.1%
Total Votes 2,035,365

Finances

According to Follow the Money, the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates is as follows:

Minnesota Secretary of State Campaign Finance
Candidate Total Contributions
Mark Ritchie[2] $314,529
Dan Severson[3] $157,917
Jual Carlson[4] $1,707

Endorsements

Mark Ritchie

Dan Severson

August 10, 2010 primaries

See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2010; Minnesota Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary [15]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Mark Ritchie 81.8%
     Democratic Party Dick Franson 18.2%
Total Votes 389,377

Finances

According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Dick Franson Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [16] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - July 19, 2010 [17] July 26, 2010 $226.52 $0.17 $13,736.49 $0.00 $13,736.49 $226.69
Mark Ritchie Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [16] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - July 19, 2010 [18] July 26, 2010 $3,829.18 $126,512.72 $1,016.01 $0.00 $41,599.26 $88,742.64

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Finances

According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for Severson:

Dan Severson Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [16] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - July 19, 2010 [20] July 26, 2010 $1,498.24 $33,939.70 $0.00 $0.00 $17,784.86 $17,653.08

Independence Party of AmericaIndependence Party primary

  • Jual Carlson ran unopposed in this contest.

See also

External links

Minnesota

General Election candidates

Former candidates

References

  1. Minnesota Secretary of State - 2010 General Elections Results
  2. Follow the Money.org, "Mark Ritchie candidate summary," May 20, 2011
  3. Follow the Money.org, "Dan Severson candidate summary," May 20, 2011
  4. Follow the Money.org, "Jual Carlson candidate summary," May 20, 2011
  5. Communication Workers of America - Endorsements
  6. AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  7. Minnesota Daily "Ritchie for secretary of state" 26 Oct. 2010
  8. Minnesota Nurses Association - 2010 Endorsed Candidates
  9. Rosemount Town Pages "Endorsement: Re-elect Ritchie Secretary of State" 28 Oct. 2010
  10. Secretary of State Project - 2010 races
  11. Star Tribune "Editorial: Reelect Ritchie secretary of state" 21 Oct. 2010
  12. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  13. True North "Severson Endorsed By DFL SecState Candidate" 13 Aug. 2010
  14. Politics in Minnesota "Ritchie says: Act now! Time is running out!" 18 June, 2009
  15. Minnesota Secretary of State - 2010 Secretary of State Primary Election Results
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  17. Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board - Dick Franson 15th Day Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  18. Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board - Mark Ritchie 15th Day Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  19. St. Cloud Times "Severson ponders secretary of state bid" 7 Oct. 2009
  20. Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board - Dan Severson 15th Day Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary