Minnesota State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential Caucuses:2016-3-1
State Primary:2016-8-9

Election Vitals

Governor:Mark Dayton (D) re-election 2018
Senator:Al Franken (D) next election 2020
Senator:Amy Klobuchar (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 54.9%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 42.0%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 46.5%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 42.6%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 49.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 49.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 52.9%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 45.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 43.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 31.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 35.0%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 47.9%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 45.5%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 47.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 54.2%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 44.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 52.8%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 45.1%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Wellstone Democratic 1,098,493 50.3%
Rudy Boschwitz Republican 901,282 41.3%
Dean Barkley Reform 152,333 7.0%
Tim Davis Grass roots 14,139 0.6%
Roy Carlton Libertarian 5,428 0.2%
Howard Hanson Resource 4,382 0.2%
Steve Johnson Natural law 4,321 0.2%
Thomas Fiske Socialist wrkr 1,554 0.1%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Wellstone Democratic 194,699 86.4%
Dick Franson Democratic 16,465 7.3%
Ed Hansen Democratic 9,990 4.4%
Ole Savior Democratic 4,180 1.9%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rudy Boschwitz Republican 158,678 80.6%
Stephen Young Republican 16,324 8.3%
Bert McKasy Republican 12,711 6.5%
Monti Moreno Republican 6,536 3.3%
John Zeleniak Republican 2,655 1.3%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jesse Ventura Reform 773,713 37.0%
Norm Coleman Republican 717,350 34.3%
Hubert Humphrey III Democratic 587,528 28.1%
Ken Pentel Green 7,034 0.3%
Frank Germann Libertarian 1,932 0.1%
Chris Wright Grass roots 1,727 0.1%
Fancy McCloney Independent 919 0.0%
Thomas Fiske Socialist wrkr 787 0.0%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Hubert Humphrey III Democratic 182,562 37.0%
Mike Freeman Democratic 93,714 19.0%
Doug Johnson Democratic 91,888 18.6%
Mark Dayton Democratic 88,070 17.8%
Ted Mondale Democratic 36,237 7.3%
Ole Savior Democratic 1,598 0.3%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 127,957 91.3%
Bill Dahn Republican 12,167 8.7%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 1,181,553 48.8%
Rod Grams Republican 1,047,474 43.3%
James Gibson Independence pty 140,583 5.8%
David Daniels Grass roots 21,447 0.9%
Rebecca Ellis Socialist wrkr 12,956 0.5%
David Swan Constitution 8,915 0.4%
Erik Pakieser Libertarian 6,588 0.3%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 178,972 41.3%
Mike Ciresi Democratic 96,874 22.4%
Jerry Janezich Democratic 90,074 20.8%
Rebecca Yanisch Democratic 63,289 14.6%
Dick Franson Democratic 1,336 0.3%
Ole Savior Democratic 1,206 0.3%
Gregg Iverson Democratic 1,038 0.2%
Hal Dorland Democratic 610 0.1%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rod Grams Republican 112,335 89.1%
Bill Dahn Republican 13,728 10.9%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Pawlenty Republican 999,473 44.4%
Roger Moe Democratic 821,268 36.5%
Tim Penny Independence pty 364,534 16.2%
Ken Pentel Green 50,589 2.2%
Booker Hodges IV Independent 9,698 0.4%
Kari Sachs Socialist wrkr 3,026 0.1%
Lawrence Aeshliman Constitution 2,537 0.1%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Moe Democratic 199,103 88.8%
Ole Savior Democratic 25,135 11.2%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Pawlenty Republican 172,927 88.6%
Leslie Davis Republican 22,172 11.4%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 1,116,697 49.6%
Walter Mondale Democratic 1,067,246 47.4%
Jim Moore Independence pty 45,139 2.0%
Paul Wellstone Democratic 11,381 0.5%
Ray Tricomo Green 10,119 0.4%
Miro Kovatchevich Constitution 2,254 0.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Wellstone Democratic 222,839 92.6%
Dick Franson Democratic 11,884 4.9%
Alve Erickson Democratic 6,052 2.5%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 195,630 94.4%
Jack Shepard Republican 11,678 5.6%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Pawlenty Republican 1,028,568 46.7%
Mike Hatch Democratic 1,007,460 45.8%
Peter Hutchinson Independence pty 141,735 6.4%
Ken Pentel Green 10,800 0.5%
Walt Brown All others 9,649 0.4%
Leslie Davis American party 3,776 0.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Hatch Democratic 231,643 73.2%
Becky Lourey Democratic 77,430 24.5%
Ole Savior Democratic 7,397 2.3%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Pawlenty Republican 147,622 88.9%
Sue Jeffers Republican 18,490 11.1%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 1,278,849 58.1%
Mark Kennedy Republican 835,653 38.0%
Robert Fitzgerald Independence pty 71,194 3.2%
Michael Cavlan Green 10,714 0.5%
Ben Powers Constitution 5,408 0.2%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 294,671 92.5%
Darryl Stanton Democratic 23,872 7.5%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Kennedy Republican 147,091 90.2%
John Uldrich Republican 10,025 6.1%
Harold Shudlick Republican 5,941 3.6%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 1,212,431 42.0%
Norm Coleman Republican 1,212,206 42.0%
Dean Barkley Independence pty 437,505 15.2%
Charles Aldrich Libertarian 13,923 0.5%
James Niemackl Constitution 8,907 0.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 164,136 65.3%
Priscilla Faris Democratic 74,655 29.7%
Dick Franson Democratic 3,923 1.6%
Bob Larson Democratic 3,152 1.3%
Rob Fitzgerald Democratic 3,095 1.2%
Ole Savior Democratic 1,227 0.5%
Alve Erickson Democratic 1,017 0.4%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 130,973 91.3%
Jack Shepard Republican 12,456 8.7%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 919,232 43.7%
Tom Emmer Republican 910,462 43.2%
Tom Horner Independence pty 251,487 11.9%
Chris Wright Grass roots 7,516 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Independent 6,180 0.3%
Linda Eno Independent 4,092 0.2%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 182,738 41.3%
Margaret Anderson Kelliher Democratic 175,767 39.8%
Matt Entenza Democratic 80,509 18.2%
Peter Idusogie Democratic 3,123 0.7%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Emmer Republican 107,558 82.5%
Bob Carney Republican 9,856 7.6%
Leslie Davis Republican 8,598 6.6%
Ole Savior Republican 4,396 3.4%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 1,854,595 65.3%
Kurt Bills Republican 867,974 30.6%
Stephen Williams Independence pty 73,539 2.6%
Tim Davis Constitution 30,531 1.1%
Michael Cavlan All others 13,986 0.5%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 989,113 50.1%
Jeff Johnson Republican 879,257 44.5%
Hannah Nicollet Independence pty 56,900 2.9%
Chris Wright Grass roots 31,259 1.6%
Chris Holbrook Libertarian 18,082 0.9%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 177,887 93.0%
Leslie Davis Democratic 8,531 4.5%
Bill Dahn Democratic 4,887 2.6%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Johnson Republican 55,911 30.3%
Kurt Zellers Republican 44,063 23.9%
Marty Seifert Republican 38,861 21.1%
Scott Honour Republican 38,388 20.8%
Merrill Anderson Republican 7,001 3.8%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 1,053,205 53.2%
Mike McFadden Republican 850,227 42.9%
Steve Carlson Independence pty 47,530 2.4%
Heather Johnson Libertarian 29,685 1.5%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 182,752 94.5%
Sandra Henningsgard Democratic 10,630 5.5%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike McFadden Republican 129,669 71.7%
Jim Abeler Republican 26,728 14.8%
David Carlson Republican 16,472 9.1%
Patrick Munro Republican 5,062 2.8%
Ole Savior Republican 2,842 1.6%

State Demographics

Population 5,379,139
Percentage White 85.5%
Percentage Black 5.3%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.0%
Percentage Asian 4.2%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.5%
Percentage Other Race 1.4%
 
Percentage Hispanic 4.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 82.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 5.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.9%
 
Median Household Income $58,906
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 48.7%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 11.4%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.6%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 16.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 76.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 2.7%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.6%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 51.8%
Percentage with a College Degree 33.2%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 39.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.6%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.0%
 
Unemployment rate 3.7%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 51.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 20.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am June 26, 2016