Six sitting or former lieutenant governors from the Gopher State have later appeared on the ballot for a U.S. House seat.
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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.
The party winning the U.S. House has won a majority of seats in the Minnesota House for 17 of the last 22 cycles including nine of the last 10.
Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
The frequency of non-major party candidates has declined over the last two decades, although nearly half who run continue to win 5+ percent of the vote.