Only six of 290 Minnesota U.S. Representatives since the DFL merger in 1944 failed to win at least 60 percent of the primary vote.
A Smart Politics companion site two years in the making houses nearly 20,000 searchable election returns – the largest collection of Minnesota election results.
It’s been more than 85 years since a Minnesota U.S. Representative has drawn four primary challengers.
No woman running for president in the modern primary era has served longer in elected office than the Minnesota U.S. Senator.
Minnesota is one of just six states in which both parties have recorded double-digit partisan presidential winning streaks – and the only one outside of the South.
Democratic nominees have won the White House in every cycle since the formation of the Republican Party in which they carried at least half of the region’s states.
Many White House hopefuls have reached double-digits in Iowa caucus polling in the 21st Century and ultimately floundered; few however mirrored Klobuchar’s timeline and trajectory.
The Gopher State has hosted 26 rematch elections among major party nominees since 1990 – only three such challengers have been successful.
Six sitting or former lieutenant governors from the Gopher State have later appeared on the ballot for a U.S. House seat.
No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.