No sitting or ex-DFL U.S.House member has ever won their party’s gubernatorial nomination – or even competed in the primary.
Only one DFL U.S. Representative in party history has faced more primary opponents than Minnesota’s 5th CD U.S. Representative.
No major party gubernatorial candidate from the Gopher State has even been nominated for the office at 70+ years old.
For the first time in Minnesota history, every member elected to the state delegation was 50+ years old.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
Hagedorn could become just the second Minnesotan to win a U.S. House seat after losing the first two times to the same candidate in back-to-back-to-back cycles.
The Gopher State has held 160 U.S. House contests since its last special election in 1977 – third most in the nation.
Only 15 Minnesota U.S. House races have been decided by less than a percentage point in state history with only two cycles yielding two such contests.
Only four times over the last 100 years has the Gopher State seen each of its U.S. House seats remain under the same partisan control in two straight cycles.
New Hampshire has both the largest (179 in a row) and longest (since 1856) streaks of fielding U.S. House nominees from both major parties; Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana also have streaks north of 100.