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.
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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.
They will…if they hold all statewide offices, pick up the state house, and win a sixth congressional seat.
A Wall Street Journal column about Ellison’s attendance with the Nation of Islam leader at a 2013 dinner hosted by the President of Iran is not exactly making the rounds in the Gopher State.
There have been only three longer stretches during which no Gopher State U.S. House member was defeated over the last 135 years.
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.