There have been more than five-dozen losing Gopher State gubernatorial hopefuls who ran again for the office; only five have been successful.
Could Minnesota make history in 2020? Don’t count on it.
The 7th CD U.S. Representative currently sits at #7 on Minnesota’s all-time congressional service list.
Only 13 Democratic U.S. Representatives in state party history have opted not to run for reelection – no two in the same cycle.
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.