The 7th CD U.S. Representative currently sits at #7 on Minnesota’s all-time congressional service list.
MN US Senate
The election of Hillary Clinton – let alone the GOP nominee – will likely close off the oft-rumored pathway to the Supreme Court for Minnesota’s popular senior Senator
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.
All partisan statewide offices in Minnesota have been won by Democrats for two consecutive cycles for the first time in history.
Plus, with his reelection, Al Franken is poised to become Minnesota’s second oldest Senator since statehood in his second term.
The DFL/Democratic parties have won Minnesota gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contests in the same cycle in just three out of 25 elections and never by double-digits in both.
Media election forecasters can only agree on one slot of the Top 12 U.S. Senate seats most likely to change control after the November elections.
Minnesotans have never flipped a U.S. Senate seat in back-to-back-to-back elections.
Nearly 40 percent of plurality vote winners of U.S. Senate contests have lost their seat in the next election; three are on the ballot in 2014 (Begich, Franken, Merkley).
The GOP is coming off its most competitive Senate primary since 1934; Julianne Ortman will become the 10th female GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate if she wins (or ignores) her party’s endorsement.