It is not a rarity to find a cycle with more than one state hosting elections for both U.S. Senate seats on the autumn ballot.
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.
No sitting or ex-attorney general has ever subsequently won the governorship in Minnesota – despite numerous attempts.
Appointees who had less than a year to run for their seat have historically fared notably better than those who had more than a year – but not in recent decades.
More than a dozen candidates who unsuccessfully ran for president since 1972 later ran for the U.S. Senate – just three were victorious.
Sitting or former U.S. Representatives have been elected to the U.S. Senate by Minnesotans in only four of 20 candidacies.
The top two constitutional offices in the Gopher State have been occupied by members of different political parties for 3,759 days since statehood (10+ years).