Omar received the third largest percentage of the vote among the 140+ newly elected Gopher State U.S. Representatives since statehood.
MN US House
The 2018 cycle is the first time since statehood in which two political parties each flipped more than one congressional seat.
The party winning the U.S. House has won a majority of seats in the Minnesota House for 17 of the last 22 cycles including nine of the last 10.
Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
The frequency of non-major party candidates has declined over the last two decades, although nearly half who run continue to win 5+ percent of the vote.
Over the last century, Minnesota Republicans have flipped a U.S. House seat in just one of the 12 cycles when Democrats netted 20+ seats across the country.
In only five cycles since statehood have two parties flipped U.S. House seats in the Gopher State.
Only one previous sitting member of Congress has run for the state attorney general post in the Gopher State – more than a century ago.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
Minnesota Democrats will have two open U.S. House seats for the first time in party history this cycle, but the state is no stranger to multiple retirements.