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State Facts

Capitol: St. Paul
Nickname: North Star State; Gopher State
Bird: Common Loon
Motto: Star of the North

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 52.8%
Mitt Romney: 45.1%

2008

Barack Obama: 54.2%
John McCain: 44.0%

2004

John Kerry: 51.1%
George Bush: 47.7%

2000

Al Gore: 47.9%
Ralph Nader: 5.2%
George Bush: 45.5%

1996

Bill Clinton: 51.2%
Ross Perot: 11.8%
Bob Dole: 35.0%

1992

Bill Clinton: 43.5%
Ross Perot: 24.0%
George Bush: 31.9%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 53.0%
George Bush: 46.0%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 182,752 94.5%
Sandra Henningsgard Democratic 10,630 5.5%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Dahn Democratic 4,887 2.6%
Leslie Davis Democratic 8,531 4.5%
Mark Dayton Democratic 177,887 93.0%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 1,053,205 53.2%
Steve Carlson Independence Pty 47,530 2.4%
Mike McFadden Republican 850,227 42.9%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 989,113 50.1%
Hannah Nicollet Independence Pty 56,900 2.9%
Jeff Johnson Republican 879,257 44.5%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Abeler Republican 26,728 14.8%
David Carlson Republican 16,472 9.1%
Mike McFadden Republican 129,669 71.7%
Patrick Munro Republican 5,062 2.8%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Merrill Anderson Republican 7,001 3.8%
Scott Honour Republican 38,388 20.8%
Jeff Johnson Republican 55,911 30.3%
Marty Seifert Republican 38,861 21.1%
Kurt Zellers Republican 44,063 23.9%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 1,854,595 65.3%
Stephen Williams Independence Pty 73,539 2.6%
Kurt Bills Republican 867,974 30.6%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Margaret Anderson Kelliher Democratic 175,767 39.8%
Mark Dayton Democratic 182,738 41.3%
Matt Entenza Democratic 80,509 18.2%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 919,232 43.7%
Tom Horner Independence Pty 251,487 11.9%
Tom Emmer Republican 910,462 43.2%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Carney Republican 9,856 7.6%
Leslie Davis Republican 8,598 6.6%
Tom Emmer Republican 107,558 82.5%
Ole Savior Republican 4,396 3.4%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Priscilla Faris Democratic 74,655 29.7%
Al Franken Democratic 164,136 65.3%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Franken Democratic 1,212,431 42.0%
Dean Barkley Independence Pty 437,505 15.2%
Norm Coleman Republican 1,212,206 42.0%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 130,973 91.3%
Jack Shepard Republican 12,456 8.7%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Hatch Democratic 231,643 73.2%
Becky Lourey Democratic 77,430 24.5%
Ole Savior Democratic 7,397 2.3%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 294,671 92.5%
Darryl Stanton Democratic 23,872 7.5%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Hatch Democratic 1,007,460 45.8%
Peter Hutchinson Independence Pty 141,735 6.4%
Tim Pawlenty Republican 1,028,568 46.7%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 1,278,849 58.1%
Robert Fitzgerald Independence Pty 71,194 3.2%
Mark Kennedy Republican 835,653 38.0%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sue Jeffers Republican 18,490 11.1%
Tim Pawlenty Republican 147,622 88.9%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Kennedy Republican 147,091 90.2%
Harold Shudlick Republican 5,941 3.6%
John Uldrich Republican 10,025 6.1%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Moe Democratic 199,103 88.8%
Ole Savior Democratic 25,135 11.2%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alve Erickson Democratic 6,052 2.5%
Dick Franson Democratic 11,884 4.9%
Paul Wellstone Democratic 222,839 92.6%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Moe Democratic 821,268 36.5%
Ken Pentel Green 50,589 2.2%
Tim Penny Independence Pty 364,534 16.2%
Tim Pawlenty Republican 999,473 44.4%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Walter Mondale Democratic 1,067,246 47.4%
Jim Moore Independence Pty 45,139 2.0%
Norm Coleman Republican 1,116,697 49.6%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 195,630 94.4%
Jack Shepard Republican 11,678 5.6%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Leslie Davis Republican 22,172 11.4%
Tim Pawlenty Republican 172,927 88.6%

2000 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Ciresi Democratic 96,874 22.4%
Mark Dayton Democratic 178,972 41.3%
Jerry Janezich Democratic 90,074 20.8%
Rebecca Yanisch Democratic 63,289 14.6%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 1,181,553 48.8%
James Gibson Independence Pty 140,583 5.8%
Rod Grams Republican 1,047,474 43.3%

2000 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Dahn Republican 13,728 10.9%
Rod Grams Republican 112,335 89.1%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Dayton Democratic 88,070 17.8%
Mike Freeman Democratic 93,714 19.0%
Hubert Humphrey III Democratic 182,562 37.0%
Doug Johnson Democratic 91,888 18.6%
Ted Mondale Democratic 36,237 7.3%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Hubert Humphrey III Democratic 587,528 28.1%
Jesse Ventura Reform 773,713 37.0%
Norm Coleman Republican 717,350 34.3%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Norm Coleman Republican 127,957 91.3%
Bill Dahn Republican 12,167 8.7%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dick Franson Democratic 16,465 7.3%
Ed Hansen Democratic 9,990 4.4%
Paul Wellstone Democratic 194,699 86.4%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Wellstone Democratic 1,098,493 50.3%
Dean Barkley Reform 152,333 7.0%
Rudy Boschwitz Republican 901,282 41.3%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rudy Boschwitz Republican 158,678 80.6%
Bert McKasy Republican 12,711 6.5%
Monti Moreno Republican 6,536 3.3%
Stephen Young Republican 16,324 8.3%