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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Minnesota

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Al Franken Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Minnesota will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

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.[1][2][3]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Al Franken (D). Franken was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

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.

Republican Party Mike McFadden[4]

Republican Party Chris Dahlberg-St. Louis County Commissioner[5]

Republican Party Jim Abeler-state representative[5]

Republican Party Julianne Ortman-state senator[5]

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Amy Klobuchar won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Kurt Bills, Stephen Williams, Timothy Davis, and Michael Cavlan in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Minnesota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Klobuchar Incumbent 65.2% 1,854,595
     Republican Kurt Bills 30.5% 867,974
     Independence Stephen Williams 2.6% 73,539
     Grassroots Tim Davis 1.1% 30,531
     Progressive Michael Cavlan 0.5% 13,986
Total Votes 2,843,207
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2008

On November 4, 2008, Al Franken won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Norm Coleman, Dean Barkley (I), Charles Aldrich (L), James Niemackl (C), Michael Cavlan (I, Write-In), and Anthony Keith Price (I, Write-In) in the general election. He won election after a lengthy hand recount that did not declare him the winner until after June of 2009.[6][7]

U.S. Senate General Election, Minnesota, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Franken 42% 1,212,629
     Republican Norm Coleman Incumbent 42% 1,212,317
     Independent Dean Barkley 15.2% 437,505
     Liberterian Charles Aldrich 0.5% 13,923
     Constitution James Niemackl 0.3% 8,907
     Independent Michael Cavlan 0% 13
     Independent Anthony Keith Price 0% 12
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 2,340
Total Votes 2,887,646

See also

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