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Minnesota: 2006 Elections
Edited on Thu Sep-14-06 08:01 PM by Eugene


Minnesota

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
Email: elections.dept@state.mn.us
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp

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
http://www.dfl.org

Central Minnesota DFL Office
904 West Saint Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 (map)
Website: http://www.sixth-dfl.com
Congressional District 1 Wabasha DFL Office
137 Pembroke Ave S
Wabasha, MN 55981 (map)
Phone (tentative): (507) 421-2453
http://www.wabashadfl.org

Mankato DFL Office
630 N Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001 (map)
Phone: (507) 388-5182
Email: mnsd23dfl@earthlink.net

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

Winona County DFL Office
685 West 5th Street
Winona, MN 55987 (map)
Phone: (507) 474-6099
Email: dfl@hbci.com

State Republican Party
Republican Party of Minnesota
525 Park St
Suite 250
St Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 222-0022
Fax: (651) 224-4122
Email: info@mngop.com
http://www.mngop.com

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Mike Hatch (DFL)
Running Mate: Judi Dutcher (DFL)
Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.hatch2006.org

Tim Pawlenty (R) Incumbent
Running Mate: Carol Molnau (R)
Governor
Campaign Website: http://www.timpawlenty.com

Ken Pentel (G)
Running Mate: Danene Provencher (G)
Green Party Organizer and Greenpeace Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.kenpentel.org

Peter Hutchinson (Independence)
Running Mate: Maureen Reed (Independence)
Former State Finance Commissioner and Consultant
Campaign Website: http://www.teammn.com/peterHutchinson.php

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: http://www.lesliedavis.org

US Senate Race 2006 (OPEN SEAT)


Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
Hennepin County Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.amyklobuchar.com

Mark Kennedy (R)
Congressman and Accountant
Campaign Website: http://www.markkennedy06.com

Michael Cavlan (G)
Nurse and Liberal Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.michaelcavlan.org

Robert Fitzgerald (Independence)
Public Access TV Organization Executive Director
Campaign Website: http://www.votefitzgerald.org

Jeff Miller (New Union)
Socialist Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.workingdemocracy.org/votenup.html

Peter Idusogie (I)
Business Consultant
Campaign Website: http://www.peterforsenate.com

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

Other Statewide Races 2006


Attorney General

Lori Swanson (DFL)
State Solicitor General
Campaign Website: http://swansonforattorneygeneral.com

Jeff Johnson (R)
State Representative and Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.johnsonforag.org

"Papa" John Kolstad (G)
Musician, Businessman and Community Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.papajohnkolstad.org

John James (Independence)
Former State Revenue Commissioner and Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.teammn.com/johnJames.php

State Auditor

Rebecca Otto (DFL)
Former State Representative & Property Manager
Campaign Website: http://www.rebeccaotto.com

Patricia Anderson (R) Incumbent
State Auditor
Campaign Website: http://www.andersonforauditor.com

Dave Berger (G)
Community College Professor
Campaign Website: http://www.daveberger.org

Lucy Gerold (Independence)
Minneapolis Police Department Deputy Chief
Campaign Website: http://www.teammn.com/lucyGerold.php

Secretary Of State

Mark Ritchie (DFL)
Non-Profit Group Director and Political Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.markritchie06.net

Mary Kiffmeyer (R) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website: http://www.kiffmeyer.org

Joel Spoonheim (Independence)
Brooklyn Park City Economic Development Director
Campaign Website: http://www.teammn.com/joelSpoonheim.php

Bruce Kennedy (I)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.bk4sos.org

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

MN-01
Tim Walz (DFL), Campaign Website: http://www.timwalzforuscongress.org
Gil Gutknecht (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.gilg.org

MN-02
Coleen Rowley (DFL), Campaign Website: http://www.coleenrowley.com
John Kline (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.klineforcongress.org
Doug Williams (Independence), Campaign Website: ?

MN-03
Wendy Wilde (DFL), Campaign Website: http://www.electmom.com
Jim Ramstad (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.ramstad.org

MN-04
Betty Mccollum (DFL), Incumbent Campaign Website: http://www.mccollumforcongress.com
Obi Sium (R), Campaign Website: http://www.siumforcongress.com

MN-05
Keith Ellison (DFL), endorsed, Campaign Website: http://www.keithellison.org
Alan Fine (R), Campaign Website: http://www.fineforcongress.org
Jay Pond (G), Campaign Website: http://jaypond.com
Tammy Lee (Independence), Campaign Website: http://www.tammyleeforcongress.com

MN-06
Patty Wetterling (DFL), Campaign Website: http://www.pattywetterling.com
Michele Bachman (R), Campaign Website: http://www.michelebachmann.com
John Binkowski (Independence), Campaign Website: http://www.jpbinkowski.com

MN-07
Collin Peterson (DFL), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.petersonforcongress.com
Mike Barrett (R), Campaign Website: http://www.barrettforcongress06.com
Ken Lucier (C), Campaign Website: http://www.kenlucierforcongress.com

MN-08
Jim Oberstar (DFL), Incumbent Campaign Website: http://www.oberstar.org
Rod Grams (R), Campaign Website: http://www.gramsforcongress.com
Harry Welty (I), Campaign Website: http://www.welty4congress.org


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?

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Minnesota Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Minnesota
Backbone Minnesota
Minnesota Campaign Report
Minnesota DFL
Minnesota Politics
minvolved.com - Involved in Minnesota
mnpACT!
MPR Polinaut
North Star Politics

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Minnesota Quick Facts

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