Near-miss 2016 candidates are not going quietly into the political night in the Gopher State.
Just three of the party’s 23 primaries for governor since the merger 73 years ago have been decided by single digits.
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.