Statewide Analysis

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Presidential:
Despite a  last minute push by Donald Trump in Minnesota Hillary Clinton won the state's ten electoral votes by a slim margin.  Minnesota had been a reliable blue state, but this election saw the so called "Blue Wall" in the electoral college fall apart in states like Minnesota.  Republicans did well up and down the ballot in Minnesota.

House:
The Minnesota delegation to the United States House of Representatives saw no change in party makeup.  Democrats still hold five seats to the Republicans holding three seats of the delegation.  

Other Notable Election Results:
Republicans held a 12 seat majority prior to the election in the Minnesota House of Representatives.  Republicans gained three seats and now control 76 of the chambers 134 seats.  Democrats lost control of the Minnesota State Senate.  Coming into the election Democrats held 38 seats and Republicans held 28.  After the election Republicans gained six seats and hold a 34 to 33 edge in the Minnesota State Senate.

 

Race by Race Details

Minnesota Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 6:30:05 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
James Hagedorn (Republican Party)  49.6%
Tim Walz (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  50.4% Winner

Minnesota Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/15/2016 12:14:16 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Angela Craig (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  45.2%
Jason Lewis (Republican Party)  47.0% Winner
Paula Overby (Independence Party)  7.8%
Andrew Willmert (Write-In)   
Radio host Jason Lewis (R) won a close election over Angela Craig (D). This suburban Twin Cities district had been represented by John Kline (R) until he announced last year that he would not seek re-election. Kline had supported Lewis' primary opponent, but did endorse Lewis for the general election. This race was considered a pick-up opportunity for the Democrats.

Minnesota Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:37:30 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Terri Bonoff (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  43.1%
Erik Paulsen (Republican Party)  56.9% Winner

Minnesota Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 3:11:05 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Betty McCollum (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  56.9% Winner
Gregory Ryan (Republican Party)  35.1%
Susan Sindt (Legal Marijuana Now)  7.9%

Minnesota Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:37:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Frank Drake (Republican Party)  22.3%
Keith Ellison (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  69.2% Winner
Dennis Schuller (Legal Marijuana Now)  8.5%

Minnesota Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 6:35:14 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Thomas Emmer (Republican Party)  65.7% Winner
David Snyder (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  34.3%

Minnesota Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 6:36:03 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
David Hughes (Republican Party)  47.6%
Collin Peterson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  52.4% Winner
Incumbent Collin Peterson (D) is one of the last Blue Dog Democrats in the United States Congress. His long service representing this rural western Minnesota district has enabled him to survive yet another election that saw his district be a top target of national Republican efforts.

Minnesota Congressional District 08
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 6:48:25 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Stewart Mills (Republican Party)  49.7%
Rick Nolan (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)  50.3% Winner
Incumbent Representative Rick Nolan (D) was able to hold off a very competitive challenge from Stewart Mills (R). This district has been impacted by a downturn in the mining and energy industry in the state and favored Trump which helped put this seat into the toss up column. Despite Trump's strong performance in this district it could not unseat the incumbent Nolan.

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.