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MINNESOTA

Your complete directory of Minnesota candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Hubert Humphrey - 1976

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 2022
Precinct Caucuses: May (GOP) & May (DFL)
State Conventions: May (GOP) & May (DFL)
Primary: August 9, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on April 20, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Tim Walz (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Michelle Benson (R) - State Sen. & Accountant
Matt Birk (R) - Ex-Pro Football Player & Catholic School Founder
Kurt Daudt (R) - State House Minority Leader & Ex-Isanti County Commissioner
Leslie Davis (R) - Environmental Activist, Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate 
Paul Gazelka (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Insurance Agency Owner
Chad Greenway (R) - Ex-Pro Football Player & Nonprofit Group Founder
Barb Haley (R) - State Rep., Nonprofit Executive & Ex-Businesswoman
Karin Housley (R) - State Sen., Realtor, '18 US Sen Nominee & '14 Lt Gov Candidate

Scott Jensen (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Physician
Mike Murphy (R) - Lexington Mayor, Businessman & Ex-Police Officer

Carla Nelson (R) - State Sen., Businesswoman, Ex-Teacher & '18 US Rep Candidate
Julie Rosen (R) - State Sen.
Tom Bakk (I) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Democrat & '10 Candidate
Pete Najarian (I) - CNBC TV Host, Financial Advisor & Ex-College Football Player

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Arne Carlson

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Peggy Flanagan (DFL)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Steve Simon (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Keith Ellison (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Wardlow (R) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '18 Nominee

Rudy Perpich - Alex Olson - 1978

STATE AUDITOR:
Julie Blaha (DFL)*
- (Campaign Site)


Harold Stassen - 1978

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( DFL Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Amy Klobuchar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

Paul Wellstone - 1990

Tina Smith (DFL)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jim Hagedorn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Hastings (R) - Video Producer & Beekeeper

District 2:
Angie Craig (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Barb Haley (R) - State Rep., Nonprofit Executive & Ex-Businesswoman

Tyler Kistner (R) - USMC Reserve Officer & '20 Nominee

Arlen Erdahl - 1978

District 3:
Dean Phillips (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Lily Erickson (DFL) - Technical Service Representative

Cole Young (DFL) - Retail Store Employee & '18/'20 Candidate
Leslie Davis (R) - Environmental Activist, Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate 

District 4:
Betty McCollum (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Evan Kail (DFL) - Freelance Writer

Gene Rechtzigel (R) - Farmer, Property Manager & Frequent Candidate
Susan Sindt (GLC) - Vaping Shop Owner, Ex-Teacher & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Ilhan Omar (DFL)* - (Campaign Site)
Lacy Johnson (R) - Systems Engineer, Charter School Founder & '20 Nominee

Michael Moore (LMN) - Businessman

Tim Penny

District 6:
Tom Emmer (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Michelle Fischbach (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eddie Brown (DFL) - Election Reform Activist

Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier III (DFL) - Caregiver, Progressive Activist & '20 City Council Candidate
Travis "Bull" Johnson (L) - Retired Army NCO, Farmer & '20 County Comm Candidate

District 8:
Pete Stauber (R)* - (Campaign Site)



Rudy Boschwitz - 1978

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Minnesota (C)
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL)
Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party (GLC)
Green Party of Minnesota (G)
Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota (IAP)
Legal Marijuana Now Party (LMN)
Libertarian Party of Minnesota (L)
Republican Party of Minnesota (R)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board


Tim Pawlenty - 2006

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alexandria Echo Press
Austin Daily Herald
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Checks & Balances
Duluth News-Tribune
Grant County Herald
HometownSource.com (17 East Central Minnesota Community Newspapers)
Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis Star Tribune
- (Politics Section)
Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages (Alternative)
Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota Lawyer
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (African-American)
MinnPost.com
Morrison County Record
New Ulm Journal

Erika Anderson

Page 1 Publications (4 Community Newspapers)
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Tyler Tribute
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Winona Daily News


KSTP TV-5 (ABC - Minneapolis)

Minnesota Public Radio

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