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Minnesota: 2006 Elections
Edited on Thu Sep-14-06 07:01 PM by Eugene


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: dflprincess, indigo32, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 4,919,479
Electoral Votes: 10

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 51.09%, Bush (R) 47.61%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 47.91%, Bush (R) 45.50%, Nader (I) 5.20%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 51.10%, Dole (R) 34.96%, Perot (I) 11.75%

:redbox: Governor: Tim Pawlenty (R) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Mark Dayton (D) Elected: 2000, 49% (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Norm Coleman (R) Elected: 2002, 50% (Next Election: 2008)
:graybox: US House (8 seats): D-4, R-4
:bluebox: State Senate (67 seats): D-38, R-29
:redbox: State House (134 seats): D-66, R-68

Election Information

Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Call to order 7PM.
The State DFL Office should be able to help with locating your caucus location sometime in February.

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: August 22, 2006 *
State/Local Primary Date: September 12, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 17, 2006 *
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

* Minnesota has election day registration. To register on election day, ID is required
   (driver's license, state ID card, student id). If ID does not have your current address
   on it, a utility bill with your new address should also be brought to your polling place.
   OR a person already registered in your precinct can vouch for you.

State Office in charge of Elections
Minnesota Secretary of State (SOS is Mary Kiffmeyer (R))
180 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 215-1440
Fax: (651) 296-9073

State Democratic Party
Minnesota DFL Party Headquarters
255 East Plato Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55107 (map)
Phone: (651) 251-6300
Toll-Free: 1-800-999-7457

Central Minnesota DFL Office
904 West Saint Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 (map)
Congressional District 1 Wabasha DFL Office
137 Pembroke Ave S
Wabasha, MN 55981 (map)
Phone (tentative): (507) 421-2453

Mankato DFL Office
630 N Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001 (map)
Phone: (507) 388-5182

Rochester/Olmsted County DFL Office
2002 Second St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 (map)
Phone: (507) 536-9785

Winona County DFL Office
685 West 5th Street
Winona, MN 55987 (map)
Phone: (507) 474-6099

State Republican Party
Republican Party of Minnesota
525 Park St
Suite 250
St Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 222-0022
Fax: (651) 224-4122

Governor's Race 2006


Mike Hatch (DFL)
Running Mate: Judi Dutcher (DFL)
Attorney General
Campaign Website:

Tim Pawlenty (R) Incumbent
Running Mate: Carol Molnau (R)
Campaign Website:

Ken Pentel (G)
Running Mate: Danene Provencher (G)
Green Party Organizer and Greenpeace Activist
Campaign Website:

Peter Hutchinson (Independence)
Running Mate: Maureen Reed (Independence)
Former State Finance Commissioner and Consultant
Campaign Website:

Walt E. Brown (I)
Running Mate: Wesley Nelson (I)
Campaign Website: ?

Leslie Davis (I)
Running Mate: Greg Soderberg (I)
Environmental Activist and Businessman
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006 (OPEN SEAT)

Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
Hennepin County Attorney
Campaign Website:

Mark Kennedy (R)
Congressman and Accountant
Campaign Website:

Michael Cavlan (G)
Nurse and Liberal Activist
Campaign Website:

Robert Fitzgerald (Independence)
Public Access TV Organization Executive Director
Campaign Website:

Jeff Miller (New Union)
Socialist Activist
Campaign Website:

Peter Idusogie (I)
Business Consultant
Campaign Website:

Rebecca Williamson (Soc/Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

Other Statewide Races 2006

Attorney General

Lori Swanson (DFL)
State Solicitor General
Campaign Website:

Jeff Johnson (R)
State Representative and Attorney
Campaign Website:

"Papa" John Kolstad (G)
Musician, Businessman and Community Activist
Campaign Website:

John James (Independence)
Former State Revenue Commissioner and Attorney
Campaign Website:

State Auditor

Rebecca Otto (DFL)
Former State Representative & Property Manager
Campaign Website:

Patricia Anderson (R) Incumbent
State Auditor
Campaign Website:

Dave Berger (G)
Community College Professor
Campaign Website:

Lucy Gerold (Independence)
Minneapolis Police Department Deputy Chief
Campaign Website:

Secretary Of State

Mark Ritchie (DFL)
Non-Profit Group Director and Political Activist
Campaign Website:

Mary Kiffmeyer (R) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website:

Joel Spoonheim (Independence)
Brooklyn Park City Economic Development Director
Campaign Website:

Bruce Kennedy (I)
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 8

Key Races:
05 OPEN SEAT, Keith Ellison (DFL) v. Alan Fine (R)
06 OPEN SEAT, Michele Bachman (R) v. Patty Wetterling (DFL)

Candidates, by Congressional District

Tim Walz (DFL), Campaign Website:
Gil Gutknecht (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Coleen Rowley (DFL), Campaign Website:
John Kline (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Doug Williams (Independence), Campaign Website: ?

Wendy Wilde (DFL), Campaign Website:
Jim Ramstad (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Betty Mccollum (DFL), Incumbent Campaign Website:
Obi Sium (R), Campaign Website:

Keith Ellison (DFL), endorsed, Campaign Website:
Alan Fine (R), Campaign Website:
Jay Pond (G), Campaign Website:
Tammy Lee (Independence), Campaign Website:

Patty Wetterling (DFL), Campaign Website:
Michele Bachman (R), Campaign Website:
John Binkowski (Independence), Campaign Website:

Collin Peterson (DFL), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Mike Barrett (R), Campaign Website:
Ken Lucier (C), Campaign Website:

Jim Oberstar (DFL), Incumbent Campaign Website:
Rod Grams (R), Campaign Website:
Harry Welty (I), Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 67

Seats at stake in 2006: 67

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 134

Seats at stake in 2006: 134

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Transportation Amendment
   Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate revenue from a tax on the sale
   of new and used motor vehicles over a five-year period, so that after June 30, 2011,
   all of the revenue is dedicated at least 40 percent for public transit assistance and
   not more than 60 percent for highway purposes?


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