World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Minnesota elections, 2010

 

Minnesota elections, 2010

Elections were held in Minnesota on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections took place on August 10, 2010.

Federal

United States House

All eight seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2010. All eight incumbents will be seeking re-election.

United States Senate

Minnesota's two senators are not up for election in 2010.

State

Statewide offices in Minnesota, including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Auditor are up for election in 2010.

Governor

Incumbent Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, is retiring from office after two terms. Candidates seeking to replace Pawlenty include State Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano; ; Former Sen. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minnesota; and activists Tom Horner for the Independence Party.

Secretary of State

Incumbent DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is seeking re-election after an eventful first term in office, in which he oversaw the very tight election and subsequent recount in the 2008 U.S. Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman.

Ritchie is being challenged by State Rep. Dan Severson, R-Sauk Rapids, who has been challenged for attempting to be listed on the ballot as Dan "Doc" Severson, in an apparent attempt to tie himself to former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen.[1] Also running is Independence Party candidate Jual Carlson.

Attorney General

Incumbent DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson is seeking re-election after her first term in office. She is being challenged by Republican attorney and psychologist R. Christopher Barden and Independence Party candidate Bill Dahn.[2]

State Auditor

Incumbent DFL State Auditor Rebecca Otto is seeking re-election after her first term in office. She is being challenged by former Republican State Auditor Patricia Anderson, who lost her position to Otto in 2006.[3]

State Senate

All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate are up for election in 2010. The DFL currently holds 46 seats in the body, compared with 21 for the Republicans. Republicans have not held control of the body since the end of the nonpartisan legislative era in 1973.

State House of Representatives

All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives are up for election in 2010. The DFL currently holds 87 seats in the body, compared to 47 for the GOP. Republicans most recently held the House from 1999 through 2007.

Local

Many elections for county offices will also be held on November 2, 2010.

References

  1. ^ GOP candidate's use of nickname 'Doc' challenged
  2. ^ Chris Barden challenges Lori Swanson for Attorney General post
  3. ^ Pat Anderson wins GOP endorsement for state auditor

External links

  • Elections & Voting at the Minnesota Secretary of State office
    • Official candidate list
    • 2010 General election results
    • 2010 Primary elections results
    • 2010 Candidate filings
  • Candidates for Minnesota State Offices at Project Vote Smart
  • Minnesota at Ballotpedia
  • Minnesota Election Guide at Congress.org
  • Minnesota at OurCampaigns.com
  • Minnesota Polls at Pollster.com
Finance
  • 2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Minnesota at the Federal Election Commission
  • Minnesota Congressional Races in 2010 campaign finance data from OpenSecrets.org
  • Minnesota 2010 campaign finance data from Follow the Money
Media'
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.