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Minnesota’s most competitive House districts

The GOP needs to net seven seats in November to gain control of the House. 36 districts could be close.

Since the 2012 election, the DFL has controlled the Minnesota House and Senate, as well as the governor’s mansion. Republicans will be working hard this election season to win back the House (the Senate is not up for re-election this cycle). Currently, the DFL controls 73 of 134 House seats, so Republicans need to net seven seats in November to win back control. Which seats make the likeliest targets for the GOP?

The chart below estimates the political leanings of each of Minnesota’s 134 House districts (more on our method here). Boxes colored blue lean toward the DFL, red toward Republicans, and the lighter the box the more competitive the race is likely to be. To find out more information on each race — including names of candidates, a map of the district, the exactly lean of the district, and the results from the 2012 election —  click on an individual box.