There have been only three stretches during which no Gopher State U.S. House member was defeated over the last 135 years.
MN US House
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
Near-miss 2016 candidates are not going quietly into the political night in the Gopher State.
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.
For the first time in Minnesota history, every member elected to the state delegation was 50+ years old.
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.