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.
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It’s been more than 85 years since a Minnesota U.S. Representative has drawn four primary challengers.
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.
The Minneapolis politician lived to become the fourth oldest former U.S. Representative in state history and the seventh to reach the age of 90.
Will the Gopher State host a rare incumbent vs. incumbent matchup in 2022?
No Democratic U.S. Representative from Minnesota has ever lost a renomination bid and only two freshmen have failed to do so over the last century.
Omar received the third largest percentage of the vote among the 140+ newly elected Gopher State U.S. Representatives since statehood.
The 2018 cycle is the first time since statehood in which two political parties each flipped more than one congressional seat.