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The 29 legislative races to watch in Minnesota, updated

It’s less than a week from Election Day in Minnesota, and voters are hearing all about shadowy outside influences, the state’s health insurance exchange and — of course — the presidential race.

Those issues have dominated a strange campaign season in Minnesota, an election in which all 201 legislators are on the ballot but with no major statewide candidate anchoring the ticket. Instead, the presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the single big race, a pairing that’s had complicated implications for the battle to control the Minnesota Legislature.

In October, Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt denounced Trump after an “Access Hollywood” tape leaked of the Republican nominee saying he inappropriately grabbed and groped women. Republican legislative candidates in suburban swing districts are trying to avoid talking about Trump altogether, where he polls far behind Clinton. Likewise, out in rural Minnesota, Democrats are trying to talk about anything but Clinton, who is far less popular in the far-flung regions of the state than she is in the Twin Cities.

It hasn’t been easy for local legislative candidates to steer the conversation away from the presidential race to local issues, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying. Glossy mailers, radio and television ads have hit Republicans for cutting services too deeply, while others have attacked Democrats for taxing and spending too much. Both sides have tried to tie the other to mysterious outside interests, like “Twin Cities liberals” and “corporate” overlords.

The race for the Legislature also got an October surprise: Premiums on the individual marketplace through the state’s health insurance exchange, MNsure, went up between 50 and 67 percent. Responding to the news, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said the Affordable Care Act was “no longer” affordable for many people, a quote that’s appeared in Republican mailers and television ads across the state in the final stretch of the campaign.

The stakes are high: Democrats control the Senate and the governor’s office and are hoping to win back the House, which would give them complete control of government for the next two years. Republicans, who took over the state House in 2014, are fighting to maintain control of the chamber and win back a majority in the Senate. And though all 201 seats across the state are on the ballot, there are only a handful of battleground races in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota that are truly competitive — and provide any real opportunity for the parties to make gains.

In the House, Republicans hold a 73-61 majority, meaning Democrats need to pick up at least seven seats to take back control. Republicans see a few pickup opportunities in open seats from Rochester to Minnetonka, where Democrats now in office are retiring, but they are also playing defense on seats they picked up in 2014, like those in St. Cloud and Willmar, as well as several key suburban swing seats. Likewise, Democrats want to capitalize on a few open Republican-held seats in Apple Valley and Red Wing, and they’ve set up a handful of rematches and competitive races in Greater Minnesota to try and win back a majority.

In the Senate, Democrats hold a 39-28 majority, meaning Republicans need to pick up at least six seats to win back control. So the GOP is focusing on seats that normally lean conservative but that the DFL managed to pick up in 2012, as well as a few rural districts that Democrats have held for years. Democrats, meanwhile, hope to expand their majority by picking up a seat in an open race in St. Cloud and a competitive contest in Eden Prairie.

In an effort to sort this all out, MinnPost looked at election data and talked to campaign operatives in both parties to compile a list of 29 races — 17 in the House and 12 in the Senate — that will decide control of the Legislature this fall.

All 29 races to watch are displayed below. To more easily compare, contrast and explore the races, however, you can click the "Show only" links to toggle the various filters on and off.

Note: Spending data combines cash expenditures by campaigns and by independent expenditure groups.

State Senate District 3

Incumbent:
  • Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Jennifer L. Havlick (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,019.11
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

66th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
State House District 3A, 2014:
David Dill (DFL) 65.55%
Eric Johnson (R) 34.21%
State House District 3B, 2014:
Mary Murphy (DFL) 62.16%
Wade K. Fremling (R) 37.72%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.54%
Romney (R)40.06%

State Senate District 4

Incumbent:
  • Kent Eken (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • James Leiman (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$127,813.11
Spent to help Republicans$220,004.73

11th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kent Eken (DFL) 52.17%
Phil Hansen (R) 47.70%
State House District 4A, 2014:
Ben Lien (DFL) 58.34%
Brian E. Gramer (R) 41.47%
State House District 4B, 2014:
Paul Marquart (DFL) 65.84%
Jared Laduke (R) 34.12%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.74%
Romney (R)46.73%

State Senate District 5

Incumbent:
  • Tom Saxhaug (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Justin Eichorn (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$30,080.81
Spent to help Republicans$9,207.89

41st highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 52.33%
John Carlson (R) 47.56%
State House District 5A, 2014:
John Persell (DFL) 55.16%
Phillip Nelson (R) 44.74%
State House District 5B, 2014:
Tom Anzelc (DFL) 56.54%
Justin Eichorn (R) 43.33%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.52%
Romney (R)47.05%

State Senate District 6

Incumbent:
  • David J Tomassoni (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Skeeter Tomczak (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$33,403.68
Spent to help Republicans$12,643.89

30th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
State House District 6A, 2014:
Carly Melin (DFL) 69.38%
Roger Weber (R) 30.39%
State House District 6B, 2014:
Jason Metsa (DFL) 64.11%
Matt Matasich (R) 35.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.26%
Romney (R)35.14%

State Senate District 7

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Donna Bergstrom (R)
  • Erik Simonson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$23,031.56
Spent to help Republicans$3,744.93

51st highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
State House District 7A, 2014:
Jennifer Schultz (DFL) 62.11%
Becky Hall (R) 33.28%
Kristine Osbakken (GP) 4.46%
State House District 7B, 2014:
Erik Simonson (DFL) 71.05%
Travis Silvers (R) 28.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.13%
Romney (R)28.89%

State Senate District 8

Incumbent:
  • Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Shawn Olson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$20,046.41
Spent to help Republicans$113,473.57

14th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
State House District 8A, 2014:
Bud Nornes (R) 64.69%
Jim Miltich (DFL) 35.22%
State House District 8B, 2014:
Mary Franson (R) 58.41%
Jay Sieling (DFL) 41.36%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.32%
Obama (D)39.63%

State Senate District 9

Incumbent:
  • Paul Gazelka (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Jason Weinerman (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,160.50
Spent to help Republicans$32,577.32

32nd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
State House District 9A, 2014:
Mark Anderson (R) 63.89%
Dan Bye (DFL) 36.02%
State House District 9B, 2014:
Ron Kresha (R) 56.42%
Al Doty (DFL) 43.53%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.17%
Obama (D)37.47%

State Senate District 10

Incumbent:
  • Carrie Ruud (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Tiffany Stenglein (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$25,598.60
Spent to help Republicans$14,725.98

38th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Carrie Ruud (R) 53.88%
Taylor Stevenson (DFL) 45.96%
State House District 10A, 2014:
Joshua Heintzeman (R) 53.37%
John Ward (DFL) 46.54%
State House District 10B, 2014:
Dale K Lueck (R) 51.86%
Joe Radinovich (DFL) 48%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.35%
Obama (D)43.51%

State Senate District 11

Incumbent:
  • Tony Lourey (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Michael Cummins (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,472.74
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

63rd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Tony Lourey (DFL) 64.22%
Bill Saumer (R) 35.63%
State House District 11A, 2014:
Mike Sundin (DFL) 62.35%
Tim Hafvenstein (R) 37.55%
State House District 11B, 2014:
Jason Rarick (R) 53.67%
Tim Faust (DFL) 46.15%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.57%
Romney (R)42.86%

State Senate District 12

Incumbent:
  • Torrey Westrom (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Russ Hinrichs (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$45,542.53
Spent to help Republicans$36,157.18

21st highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Torrey Westrom (R) 61.49%
John Schultz (DFL) 38.44%
State House District 12A, 2014:
Jeff Backer (R) 51.85%
Jay Mcnamar (DFL) 47.93%
State House District 12B, 2014:
Paul Anderson (R) 67.84%
Gordon (Gordy) Wagner (DFL) 32.1%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.48%
Obama (D)41.34%

State Senate District 13

Incumbent:
  • Michelle Fischbach (R) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • Michael Willemsen (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$17,933.30
Spent to help Republicans$18,079.59

43rd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
State House District 13A, 2014:
Jeff Howe (R) 60.51%
Emily Jensen (DFL) 39.38%
State House District 13B, 2014:
Tim O'Driscoll (R) 97.48%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.04%
Obama (D)40.82%

State Senate District 15

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Chilah Brown (DFL)
  • Andrew Mathews (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$3,540.82
Spent to help Republicans$19,016.49

56th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
State House District 15A, 2014:
Sondra Erickson (R) 63.01%
James Rittenour (DFL) 36.8%
State House District 15B, 2014:
Jim Newberger (R) 63.93%
Brian Johnson (DFL) 35.95%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.18%
Obama (D)38.29%

State Senate District 16

Incumbent:
  • Gary Dahms (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • James Kanne (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$16,791.06
Spent to help Republicans$44,968.94

24th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
State House District 16A, 2014:
Chris Swedzinski (R) 61.72%
Laurie Driessen (DFL) 38.24%
State House District 16B, 2014:
Paul Torkelson (R) 64.94%
James Kanne (DFL) 34.95%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.83%
Obama (D)42.6%

State Senate District 18

Incumbent:
  • Scott J Newman (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Amy Wilde (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$15,226.51
Spent to help Republicans$35,745.60

28th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
State House District 18A, 2014:
Dean Urdahl (R) 67.22%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 32.43%
State House District 18B, 2014:
Glenn H. Gruenhagen (R) 63.94%
John Lipke (DFL) 35.88%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.97%
Obama (D)38.27%

State Senate District 19

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Nick Frentz (DFL)
  • Willa Dailey (R)
  • Shane Wernsing (LIB)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$72,720.36
Spent to help Republicans$25,498.50

17th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
State House District 19A, 2014:
Clark Johnson (DFL) 54.08%
Kim Spears (R) 45.78%
State House District 19B, 2014:
Jack Considine (DFL) 55.96%
Dave Kruse (R) 43.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.39%
Romney (R)42.31%

State Senate District 22

Incumbent:
  • Bill Weber (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Brian Abrahamson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,078.82
Spent to help Republicans$38,524.95

37th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
State House District 22A, 2014:
Joe Schomacker (R) 66.71%
Diana Slyter (DFL) 33.21%
State House District 22B, 2014:
Rod Hamilton (R) 66.19%
Cheryl Avenel-Navara (DFL) 33.72%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.35%
Obama (D)42.58%

State Senate District 23

Incumbent:
  • Julie Rosen (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Barbara Ann Lake (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$190.84
Spent to help Republicans$23,101.81

54th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
State House District 23A, 2014:
Bob Gunther (R) 61.66%
Pat Bacon (DFL) 38.3%
State House District 23B, 2014:
Tony Cornish (R) 96.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.5%
Obama (D)42.99%

State Senate District 25

Incumbent:
  • David H. Senjem (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Dale Amorosia (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$486.91
Spent to help Republicans$34,870.06

44th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
David H. Senjem (R) 53.72%
Judy Ohly (DFL) 46.13%
State House District 25A, 2014:
Duane Quam (R) 96.24%
State House District 25B, 2014:
Kim Norton (DFL) 94.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)49.0%
Romney (R)48.17%

State Senate District 26

Incumbent:
  • Carla Nelson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Rich Wright (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$17,175.70
Spent to help Republicans$55,825.01

23rd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
State House District 26A, 2014:
Tina Liebling (DFL) 55.23%
Breanna Bly (R) 44.67%
State House District 26B, 2014:
Nels T. Pierson (R) 59.85%
Rich Wright (DFL) 40.03%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.17%
Romney (R)47.13%

State Senate District 27

Incumbent:
  • Dan Sparks (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Gene Dornink (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$24,632.33
Spent to help Republicans$24,119.46

29th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dan Sparks (DFL) 68.22%
Linden Anderson (R) 31.69%
State House District 27A, 2014:
Peggy Bennett (R) 53.04%
Shannon Savick (DFL) 39.93%
Thomas Keith Price (IP) 6.93%
State House District 27B, 2014:
Jeanne Poppe (DFL) 54.1%
Dennis Schminke (R) 45.8%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.43%
Romney (R)40.05%

State Senate District 28

Incumbent:
  • Jeremy Miller (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Jon Pieper (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$24,894.04
Spent to help Republicans$27,740.73

26th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jeremy Miller (R) 57.12%
Jack Krage (DFL) 42.74%
State House District 28A, 2014:
Gene P Pelowski Jr (DFL) 62.7%
Lynae Hahn (R) 37.1%
State House District 28B, 2014:
Gregory M. Davids (R) 55.88%
Jon Pieper (DFL) 43.96%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.92%
Romney (R)43.43%

State Senate District 29

Incumbent:
  • Bruce Anderson (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Janice Holter Kittok (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,339.32
Spent to help Republicans$17,041.85

53rd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
State House District 29A, 2014:
Joe Mcdonald (R) 96.8%
State House District 29B, 2014:
Marion O'Neill (R) 96.77%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.65%
Obama (D)38.85%

State Senate District 30

Incumbent:
  • Mary Kiffmeyer (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • P.J. LaCroix (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$1,208.78
Spent to help Republicans$15,839.71

59th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
State House District 30A, 2014:
Nick Zerwas (R) 68.51%
Brenden Ellingboe (DFL) 31.35%
State House District 30B, 2014:
Eric Lucero (R) 67.75%
Sharon G. Shimek (DFL) 32.02%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.01%
Obama (D)37.9%

State Senate District 31

Incumbent:
  • Michelle Benson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Ricky Englund (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$10,399.59
Spent to help Republicans$15,646.34

52nd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
State House District 31A, 2014:
Kurt Daudt (R) 96.67%
State House District 31B, 2014:
Tom Hackbarth (R) 64.47%
Jd Holmquist (DFL) 35.39%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.7%
Obama (D)36.99%

State Senate District 32

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Tim Nelson (DFL)
  • Mark Koran (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$84,377.75
Spent to help Republicans$20,972.49

16th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
State House District 32A, 2014:
Brian Johnson (R) 57.48%
Paul Gammel (DFL) 42.41%
State House District 32B, 2014:
Bob Barrett (R) 55.73%
Laurie J. Warner (DFL) 44.19%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.71%
Obama (D)41.89%

State Senate District 33

Incumbent:
  • David Osmek (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jay Nygard (LIB)
  • Sherrie Pugh (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$34,016.02
Spent to help Republicans$26,903.13

25th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
State House District 33A, 2014:
Jerry Hertaus (R) 65.7%
Todd Mikkelson (DFL) 34.19%
State House District 33B, 2014:
Cindy Pugh (R) 61.22%
Paul Alegi (DFL) 38.69%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.39%
Obama (D)39.88%

State Senate District 34

Incumbent:
  • Warren Limmer (R) (First elected: 1995)
Challengers:
  • Bonnie Westlin (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$21,091.94
Spent to help Republicans$20,840.25

36th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
State House District 34A, 2014:
Joyce Peppin (R) 97.05%
State House District 34B, 2014:
Dennis Smith (R) 56.36%
David B. Hoden (DFL) 43.54%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.63%
Obama (D)43.51%

State Senate District 35

Incumbent:
  • Jim Abeler (R) (First elected: 2016)
Challengers:
  • Roger Johnson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,772.87
Spent to help Republicans$14,691.91

46th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
State House District 35A, 2014:
Abigail Whelan (R) 59.95%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 39.86%
State House District 35B, 2014:
Peggy Scott (R) 65.97%
Sam Beard (DFL) 33.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.84%
Obama (D)42.96%

State Senate District 38

Incumbent:
  • Roger Chamberlain (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Pat Davern (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$19,131.10
Spent to help Republicans$23,302.27

35th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
State House District 38A, 2014:
Linda Runbeck (R) 62.19%
Pat Davern (DFL) 37.71%
State House District 38B, 2014:
Matt Dean (R) 56.07%
Greg M. Pariseau (DFL) 43.8%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.71%
Obama (D)45.19%

State Senate District 39

Incumbent:
  • Karin Housley (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Sten Hakanson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,583.85
Spent to help Republicans$30,786.14

34th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
State House District 39A, 2014:
Bob Dettmer (R) 58.02%
Tim Stender (DFL) 41.91%
State House District 39B, 2014:
Kathy Lohmer (R) 54.56%
Tom Degree (DFL) 45.37%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.78%
Obama (D)46.3%

State Senate District 40

Incumbent:
  • Chris Eaton (DFL) (First elected: 2011)
Challengers:
  • Robert Marvin (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$0.00
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

67th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
State House District 40A, 2014:
Michael Nelson (DFL) 64.85%
Charles (Chuck) Sutphen (R) 34.94%
State House District 40B, 2014:
Debra Hilstrom (DFL) 67.36%
Mali Marvin (R) 32.45%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.91%
Romney (R)28.97%

State Senate District 41

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Gary R. Johnson (R)
  • Carolyn Laine (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$21,634.35
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

57th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
State House District 41A, 2014:
Connie Bernardy (DFL) 60.16%
Jeff Phillips (R) 39.68%
State House District 41B, 2014:
Carolyn Laine (DFL) 57.38%
Camden Pike (R) 29.29%
Tim Utz (CP) 13.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)60.71%
Romney (R)36.69%

State Senate District 42

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL)
  • Candy Sina (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,642.30
Spent to help Republicans$28,834.12

45th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
State House District 42A, 2014:
Barb Yarusso (DFL) 50.55%
Randy Jessup (R) 49.28%
State House District 42B, 2014:
Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL) 52.3%
Heidi Gunderson (R) 47.55%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.95%
Romney (R)43.74%

State Senate District 43

Incumbent:
  • Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • Chris Belflower (IP)
  • Bob Zick (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$38,445.45
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

42nd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
State House District 43A, 2014:
Peter M Fischer (DFL) 50.64%
Stacey Stout (R) 49.14%
State House District 43B, 2014:
Leon M. Lillie (DFL) 58.08%
Justice B. Whitethorn (R) 41.75%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.81%
Romney (R)41.01%

State Senate District 45

Incumbent:
  • Ann H. Rest (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Roxana Bruins (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,740.55
Spent to help Republicans$10,248.31

48th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
State House District 45A, 2014:
Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) 56.52%
Richard Lieberman (R) 43.28%
State House District 45B, 2014:
Mike Freiberg (DFL) 66.94%
Alma J. Wetzker (R) 32.89%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.18%
Romney (R)36.34%

State Senate District 46

Incumbent:
  • Ron Latz (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,193.34
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

64th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
State House District 46A, 2014:
Ryan Winkler (DFL) 66.17%
Timothy O. Manthey (R) 33.66%
State House District 46B, 2014:
Cheryl Youakim (DFL) 68.5%
Bryan P. Björnson (R) 31.3%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)64.81%
Romney (R)32.76%

State Senate District 47

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Darryl Scarborough (DFL)
  • Scott Jensen (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,952.31
Spent to help Republicans$37,172.14

39th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
State House District 47A, 2014:
Jim Nash (R) 67.63%
Matthew W. Gieseke (DFL) 32.08%
State House District 47B, 2014:
Joe Hoppe (R) 97.18%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.46%
Obama (D)38.62%

State Senate District 49

Incumbent:
  • Melisa Franzen (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Mike Lehmann (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$74,199.81
Spent to help Republicans$16,560.85

20th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Melisa Franzen (DFL) 52.74%
Keith Downey (R) 47.15%
State House District 49A, 2014:
Ron Erhardt (DFL) 51.38%
Dario Anselmo (R) 48.55%
State House District 49B, 2014:
Paul Rosenthal (DFL) 52.8%
Barb Sutter (R) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.27%
Romney (R)46.34%

State Senate District 50

Incumbent:
  • Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Kirsten Johnson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$17,565.13
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

58th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) 60.85%
Vern Wilcox (R) 38.95%
State House District 50A, 2014:
Linda Slocum (DFL) 64.72%
Dean Mumbleau (R) 35.11%
State House District 50B, 2014:
Ann Lenczewski (DFL) 65.6%
Zavier Bicott (R) 34.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.96%
Romney (R)37.58%

State Senate District 51

Incumbent:
  • Jim Carlson (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Victor Lake (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$72,461.77
Spent to help Republicans$79,168.89

13th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
State House District 51A, 2014:
Sandra Masin (DFL) 51.47%
Andrea Todd-Harlin (R) 48.34%
State House District 51B, 2014:
Laurie Halverson (DFL) 51.09%
Jen Wilson (R) 48.8%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.23%
Romney (R)44.55%

State Senate District 52

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mark Misukanis (R)
  • Matt Klein (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$66,863.83
Spent to help Republicans$30,660.83

18th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
State House District 52A, 2014:
Rick Hansen (DFL) 59.38%
Joe Blum (R) 40.46%
State House District 52B, 2014:
Joe Atkins (DFL) 64.47%
Don Lee (R) 35.45%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.64%
Romney (R)42.16%

State Senate District 53

Incumbent:
  • Susan Kent (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Sharna Wahlgren (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$78,555.41
Spent to help Republicans$16,689.29

19th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Susan Kent (DFL) 52.13%
Ted Lillie (R) 47.73%
State House District 53A, 2014:
Joann Ward (DFL) 58.36%
Lukas Czech (R) 41.47%
State House District 53B, 2014:
Kelly Fenton (R) 56.93%
Kay Hendrikson (DFL) 42.96%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.47%
Romney (R)46.73%

State Senate District 54

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Dan Schoen (DFL)
  • Leilani Holmstadt (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,026.15
Spent to help Republicans$13,953.26

40th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Katie Sieben (DFL) 63.80%
Janis Quinlan (R) 36.05%
State House District 54A, 2014:
Dan Schoen (DFL) 55.52%
Matthew Kowalski (R) 44.35%
State House District 54B, 2014:
Denny Mcnamara (R) 60.54%
Donald Slaten (DFL) 39.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.31%
Romney (R)45.15%

State Senate District 55

Incumbent:
  • Eric Pratt (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Ali C. Ali (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$0.00
Spent to help Republicans$8,124.23

65th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
State House District 55A, 2014:
Bob Loonan (R) 56.75%
Jay C. Whiting (DFL) 38.76%
Derek Thury (IP) 4.41%
State House District 55B, 2014:
Tony Albright (R) 61%
Kevin Burkart (DFL) 35.65%
Josh D. Ondich (IP) 3.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.08%
Obama (D)41.67%

State Senate District 56

Incumbent:
  • Dan Hall (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Phillip M. Sterner (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,762.00
Spent to help Republicans$41,067.08

31st highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dan Hall (R) 53.92%
Leon Thurman (DFL) 45.90%
State House District 56A, 2014:
Drew Christensen (R) 55.81%
Dan Kimmel (DFL) 44.01%
State House District 56B, 2014:
Roz Peterson (R) 53.99%
Will Morgan (DFL) 45.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.71%
Obama (D)48.09%

State Senate District 58

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Matt Little (DFL)
  • Tim Pitcher (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$81,710.76
Spent to help Republicans$34,542.25

15th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
State House District 58A, 2014:
Jon Koznick (R) 55.28%
Amy Willingham (DFL) 44.63%
State House District 58B, 2014:
Pat Garofalo (R) 63.85%
Marla Vagts (DFL) 36.02%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.73%
Obama (D)42.24%

State Senate District 59

Incumbent:
  • Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jennifer Carnahan (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,317.15
Spent to help Republicans$17,371.45

33rd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
State House District 59A, 2014:
Joe Mullery (DFL) 81.98%
Fred Statema (R) 17.24%
State House District 59B, 2014:
Raymond Dehn (DFL) 78.1%
Margaret E. Martin (R) 21.42%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)82.05%
Romney (R)15.62%

State Senate District 60

Incumbent:
  • Kari Dziedzic (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Martin J Super (LMN)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$23,237.25
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

55th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
State House District 60A, 2014:
Diane Loeffler (DFL) 82.42%
Brent Millsop (R) 17.24%
State House District 60B, 2014:
Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 76.89%
Abdimalik Askar (R) 22.34%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)76.55%
Romney (R)18.83%

State Senate District 61

Incumbent:
  • Scott Dibble (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Bob "Again" Carney Jr. (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$14,887.75
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

60th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
State House District 61A, 2014:
Frank Hornstein (DFL) 80.79%
Frank Taylor (R) 18.96%
State House District 61B, 2014:
Paul Thissen (DFL) 80.94%
Tom Gallagher (R) 18.92%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.96%
Romney (R)19.61%

State Senate District 62

Incumbent:
  • Jeff Hayden (DFL) (First elected: 2011)
Challengers:
  • Bruce Lundeen (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,778.18
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

50th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
State House District 62A, 2014:
Karen Clark (DFL) 82.13%
Yolandita Colón (IP) 9.57%
Bruce Lundeen (R) 8.05%
State House District 62B, 2014:
Susan Allen (DFL) 88.66%
Julie Hanson (R) 10.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.42%
Romney (R)9.68%

State Senate District 63

Incumbent:
  • Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Ron Moey (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$13,904.04
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

61st highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
State House District 63A, 2014:
Jim Davnie (DFL) 86.44%
Kyle Bragg (R) 13.21%
State House District 63B, 2014:
Jean Wagenius (DFL) 75.06%
Andres Hortillosa (R) 24.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)78.13%
Romney (R)19.07%

State Senate District 64

Incumbent:
  • Dick Cohen (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Ian Baird (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$30,506.45
Spent to help Republicans$272.80

47th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
State House District 64A, 2014:
Erin Murphy (DFL) 81.21%
Andrew Brown (R) 18.52%
State House District 64B, 2014:
Dave Pinto (DFL) 73.49%
Daniel Surman (R) 26.25%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)73.42%
Romney (R)23.84%

State Senate District 65

Incumbent:
  • Sandy Pappas (DFL) (First elected: 1990)
Challengers:
  • Jason Delmont (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,614.91
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

62nd highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
State House District 65A, 2014:
Rena Moran (DFL) 71.2%
Anthony Meschke (R) 14.59%
Lena Buggs (GP) 14.06%
State House District 65B, 2014:
Carlos Mariani (DFL) 77.54%
Anthony "Tony" Athen (R) 21.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)80.21%
Romney (R)16.75%

State Senate District 66

Incumbent:
  • John Marty (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Carolyn Jass (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,999.92
Spent to help Republicans$1,701.63

49th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
State House District 66A, 2014:
Alice Hausman (DFL) 67.09%
Jon Heyer (R) 32.76%
State House District 66B, 2014:
John Lesch (DFL) 76.41%
Lizz Paulson (R) 23.06%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)70.92%
Romney (R)26.5%

State Senate District 67

Incumbent:
  • Foung Hawj (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Krysia Weidell (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$52,492.94
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

27th highest spending of all Senate districts.

Past election results
This district, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
State House District 67A, 2014:
Tim Mahoney (DFL) 72.43%
Andrew Livingston (R) 27.26%
State House District 67B, 2014:
Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 72.82%
John T. Quinn (R) 26.79%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.09%
Romney (R)22.33%

State House District 1A

Incumbent:
  • Dan Fabian (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • George Nyakasi Bass (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$34.52
Spent to help Republicans$14,948.74

99th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dan Fabian (R) 67.09%
Bruce Patterson (DFL) 32.82%
State Senate District 1, 2012:
Leroy Stumpf (DFL) 60.59%
Steve Nordhagen (R) 39.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.33%
Obama (D)42.98%

State House District 1B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Michael "Mike" Moore (DFL)
  • Debra (Deb) Kiel (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$16,752.10
Spent to help Republicans$27,460.84

46th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Debra (Deb) Kiel (R) 55.61%
Eric Bergeson (DFL) 44.34%
State Senate District 1, 2012:
Leroy Stumpf (DFL) 60.59%
Steve Nordhagen (R) 39.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.73%
Obama (D)45.93%

State House District 2A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Jerry Loud (DFL)
  • Matthew J. Grossell (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,530.09
Spent to help Republicans$84,753.11

27th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dave Hancock (R) 52.36%
Roger Erickson (DFL) 47.49%
State Senate District 2, 2012:
Rod Skoe (DFL) 54.92%
Dennis Moser (R) 44.99%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.91%
Obama (D)47.9%

State House District 2B

Incumbent:
  • Steve Green (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bryan Klabunde (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$20,107.45
Spent to help Republicans$24,352.85

45th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Steve Green (R) 57.16%
David Sobieski (DFL) 42.77%
State Senate District 2, 2012:
Rod Skoe (DFL) 54.92%
Dennis Moser (R) 44.99%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.91%
Obama (D)42.06%

State House District 3A

Incumbent:
  • Rob Ecklund (DFL) (First elected: 2015)
Challengers:
  • Tom Long (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$19,345.15
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

80th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
David Dill (DFL) 65.55%
Eric Johnson (R) 34.21%
State Senate District 3, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.06%
Romney (R)42.16%

State House District 3B

Incumbent:
  • Mary Murphy (DFL) (First elected: 1976)
Challengers:
  • Timothy Brandon (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,167.70
Spent to help Republicans$8,468.81

92nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mary Murphy (DFL) 62.16%
Wade K. Fremling (R) 37.72%
State Senate District 3, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.98%
Romney (R)37.98%

State House District 4A

Incumbent:
  • Ben Lien (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jordan Idso (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$13,240.97
Spent to help Republicans$5,063.80

87th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ben Lien (DFL) 58.34%
Brian E. Gramer (R) 41.47%
State Senate District 4, 2012:
Kent Eken (DFL) 52.17%
Phil Hansen (R) 47.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.08%
Romney (R)42.13%

State House District 5A

Incumbent:
  • John Persell (DFL) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Matt Bliss (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$35,392.35
Spent to help Republicans$172,092.46

21st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Persell (DFL) 55.16%
Phillip Nelson (R) 44.74%
State Senate District 5, 2012:
Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 52.33%
John Carlson (R) 47.56%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.82%
Romney (R)45.62%

State House District 6A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Julie Sandstede (DFL)
  • Robert (Rob) Farnsworth (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$47,206.79
Spent to help Republicans$19,475.87

36th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carly Melin (DFL) 69.38%
Roger Weber (R) 30.39%
State Senate District 6, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.96%
Romney (R)34.44%

State House District 6B

Incumbent:
  • Jason I. Metsa (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Matt Matasich (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,759.43
Spent to help Republicans$538.41

129th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jason Metsa (DFL) 64.11%
Matt Matasich (R) 35.73%
State Senate District 6, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.62%
Romney (R)35.78%

State House District 7A

Incumbent:
  • Jennifer Schultz (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Dylan C. Raddant (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$11,177.78
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

112nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jennifer Schultz (DFL) 62.11%
Becky Hall (R) 33.28%
Kristine Osbakken (GP) 4.46%
State Senate District 7, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)66.77%
Romney (R)30.11%

State House District 7B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Liz Olson (DFL)
  • Cody Barringer (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,209.91
Spent to help Republicans$332.55

86th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Erik Simonson (DFL) 71.05%
Travis Silvers (R) 28.64%
State Senate District 7, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)69.65%
Romney (R)27.5%

State House District 8A

Incumbent:
  • Bud Nornes (R) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • C. J. Holl (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$11,280.28
Spent to help Republicans$11,739.19

73rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bud Nornes (R) 64.69%
Jim Miltich (DFL) 35.22%
State Senate District 8, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.9%
Obama (D)39.2%

State House District 8B

Incumbent:
  • Mary Franson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Gail Kulp (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$17,331.30
Spent to help Republicans$34,722.96

39th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mary Franson (R) 58.41%
Jay Sieling (DFL) 41.36%
State Senate District 8, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.76%
Obama (D)40.08%

State House District 9A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Megg Litts (DFL)
  • John M. Poston (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$270.57
Spent to help Republicans$27,528.16

64th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mark Anderson (R) 63.89%
Dan Bye (DFL) 36.02%
State Senate District 9, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.12%
Obama (D)37.47%

State House District 9B

Incumbent:
  • Ron Kresha (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Dustin Simmonds (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,392.88
Spent to help Republicans$14,871.71

72nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ron Kresha (R) 56.42%
Al Doty (DFL) 43.53%
State Senate District 9, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.22%
Obama (D)37.48%

State House District 10A

Incumbent:
  • Josh Heintzeman (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Quinn Nystrom (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$45,454.39
Spent to help Republicans$27,227.42

32nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joshua Heintzeman (R) 53.37%
John Ward (DFL) 46.54%
State Senate District 10, 2012:
Carrie Ruud (R) 53.88%
Taylor Stevenson (DFL) 45.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.26%
Obama (D)42.52%

State House District 10B

Incumbent:
  • Dale K Lueck (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Erin Wagner (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$46,644.06
Spent to help Republicans$21,536.32

35th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dale K Lueck (R) 51.86%
Joe Radinovich (DFL) 48%
State Senate District 10, 2012:
Carrie Ruud (R) 53.88%
Taylor Stevenson (DFL) 45.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.5%
Obama (D)44.45%

State House District 11A

Incumbent:
  • Mike Sundin (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Mike Line (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,585.32
Spent to help Republicans$1,714.89

123rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mike Sundin (DFL) 62.35%
Tim Hafvenstein (R) 37.55%
State Senate District 11, 2012:
Tony Lourey (DFL) 64.22%
Bill Saumer (R) 35.63%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.93%
Romney (R)35.64%

State House District 11B

Incumbent:
  • Jason Rarick (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Tom Jones (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$43,521.78
Spent to help Republicans$16,911.22

38th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jason Rarick (R) 53.67%
Tim Faust (DFL) 46.15%
State Senate District 11, 2012:
Tony Lourey (DFL) 64.22%
Bill Saumer (R) 35.63%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.72%
Obama (D)46.54%

State House District 12B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Anderson (R) (First elected: 2008)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$0.00
Spent to help Republicans$8,843.32

119th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Anderson (R) 67.84%
Gordon (Gordy) Wagner (DFL) 32.1%
State Senate District 12, 2012:
Torrey Westrom (R) 61.49%
John Schultz (DFL) 38.44%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)61.8%
Obama (D)36.21%

State House District 13A

Incumbent:
  • Jeff Howe (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Anne Buckvold (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,321.69
Spent to help Republicans$12,262.61

59th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jeff Howe (R) 60.51%
Emily Jensen (DFL) 39.38%
State Senate District 13, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.89%
Obama (D)41.08%

State House District 13B

Incumbent:
  • Tim O'Driscoll (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Matthew Crouse (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,893.37
Spent to help Republicans$13,022.75

84th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim O'Driscoll (R) 97.48%
State Senate District 13, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.19%
Obama (D)40.55%

State House District 15A

Incumbent:
  • Sondra Erickson (R) (First elected: 1998)
Challengers:
  • Kent Lestrud (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,210.84
Spent to help Republicans$15,050.63

81st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sondra Erickson (R) 63.01%
James Rittenour (DFL) 36.8%
State Senate District 15, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.46%
Obama (D)42.08%

State House District 15B

Incumbent:
  • Jim Newberger (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Karla Scapanski (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,632.95
Spent to help Republicans$20,460.27

61st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Newberger (R) 63.93%
Brian Johnson (DFL) 35.95%
State Senate District 15, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.64%
Obama (D)34.76%

State House District 16A

Incumbent:
  • Chris Swedzinski (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Al Kruse (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,714.72
Spent to help Republicans$13,533.23

76th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Chris Swedzinski (R) 61.72%
Laurie Driessen (DFL) 38.24%
State Senate District 16, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.13%
Obama (D)45.36%

State House District 16B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Torkelson (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Austin Grossenburg (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,714.38
Spent to help Republicans$19,060.51

66th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Torkelson (R) 64.94%
James Kanne (DFL) 34.95%
State Senate District 16, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.42%
Obama (D)39.94%

State House District 17A

Incumbent:
  • Tim Miller (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Andrew Falk (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$58,832.34
Spent to help Republicans$76,427.98

24th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim Miller (R) 55.37%
Andrew Falk (DFL) 44.47%
State Senate District 17, 2012:
Lyle Koenen (DFL) 55.40%
Joe Gimse (R) 44.46%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.72%
Obama (D)47.04%

State House District 18A

Incumbent:
  • Dean Urdahl (R) (First elected: 2002)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$0.00
Spent to help Republicans$9,377.85

118th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dean Urdahl (R) 67.22%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 32.43%
State Senate District 18, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.59%
Obama (D)39.63%

State House District 18B

Incumbent:
  • Glenn Gruenhagen (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Darrel H. Mosel (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,728.44
Spent to help Republicans$19,924.57

70th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Glenn H. Gruenhagen (R) 63.94%
John Lipke (DFL) 35.88%
State Senate District 18, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.41%
Obama (D)36.88%

State House District 19A

Incumbent:
  • Clark Johnson (DFL) (First elected: 2013)
Challengers:
  • Kim Spears (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,761.99
Spent to help Republicans$5,866.76

56th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Clark Johnson (DFL) 54.08%
Kim Spears (R) 45.78%
State Senate District 19, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.25%
Romney (R)44.87%

State House District 19B

Incumbent:
  • Jack Considine (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Adam Isakson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$10,665.11
Spent to help Republicans$911.93

110th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jack Considine (DFL) 55.96%
Dave Kruse (R) 43.87%
State Senate District 19, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.63%
Romney (R)39.62%

State House District 20A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Vogel (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Jim Connelly (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,496.03
Spent to help Republicans$18,623.97

65th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Vogel (R) 64.29%
Thomas Lofgren (DFL) 35.52%
State Senate District 20, 2012:
Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) 50.02%
Mike Dudley (R) 49.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.5%
Obama (D)40.23%

State House District 20B

Incumbent:
  • David Bly (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Aramis Wells (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$21,164.60
Spent to help Republicans$17,329.07

49th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
David Bly (DFL) 57.97%
Dan Matejcek (R) 41.8%
State Senate District 20, 2012:
Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) 50.02%
Mike Dudley (R) 49.85%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.79%
Romney (R)43.58%

State House District 21B

Incumbent:
  • Steve Drazkowski (R) (First elected: 2007)
Challengers:
  • Elise Diesslin (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,210.22
Spent to help Republicans$9,398.37

101st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Steve Drazkowski (R) 63.33%
M.A. Schneider (DFL) 36.38%
State Senate District 21, 2012:
Matt Schmit (DFL) 52.43%
John Howe (R) 47.44%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.64%
Obama (D)43.9%

State House District 22A

Incumbent:
  • Joe Schomacker (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Laura Woods (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$1,033.10
Spent to help Republicans$16,788.40

89th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Schomacker (R) 66.71%
Diana Slyter (DFL) 33.21%
State Senate District 22, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.33%
Obama (D)41.42%

State House District 22B

Incumbent:
  • Rod Hamilton (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Kirby G. Kruse (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$10,926.41
Spent to help Republicans$9,836.65

77th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rod Hamilton (R) 66.19%
Cheryl Avenel-Navara (DFL) 33.72%
State Senate District 22, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.23%
Obama (D)43.93%

State House District 23A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Gunther (R) (First elected: 1995)
Challengers:
  • Zac Huntley (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,629.54
Spent to help Republicans$12,824.20

79th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Gunther (R) 61.66%
Pat Bacon (DFL) 38.3%
State Senate District 23, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.62%
Obama (D)38.94%

State House District 23B

Incumbent:
  • Tony Cornish (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Josh Haseman (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$105,150.30
Spent to help Republicans$4,113.77

25th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tony Cornish (R) 96.11%
State Senate District 23, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.34%
Obama (D)47.09%

State House District 24A

Incumbent:
  • John Petersburg (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bev Cashman (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$42,341.56
Spent to help Republicans$27,416.20

33rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Petersburg (R) 54.73%
Beverly Cashman (DFL) 45.21%
State Senate District 24, 2012:
Vicki Jensen (DFL) 52.60%
Vern Swedin (R) 47.23%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.95%
Obama (D)45.43%

State House District 25A

Incumbent:
  • Duane Quam (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Linda "Wally" Walbruch (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$10,873.51
Spent to help Republicans$11,932.72

74th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Duane Quam (R) 96.24%
State Senate District 25, 2012:
David H. Senjem (R) 53.72%
Judy Ohly (DFL) 46.13%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.08%
Obama (D)45.03%

State House District 26A

Incumbent:
  • Tina Liebling (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Will Waggoner (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$6,094.39
Spent to help Republicans$1,320.25

122nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tina Liebling (DFL) 55.23%
Breanna Bly (R) 44.67%
State Senate District 26, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.34%
Romney (R)39.57%

State House District 26B

Incumbent:
  • Nels T. Pierson (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • John Wayne Austinson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$17,476.17
Spent to help Republicans$13,516.79

58th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Nels T. Pierson (R) 59.85%
Rich Wright (DFL) 40.03%
State Senate District 26, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.35%
Obama (D)44.27%

State House District 27A

Incumbent:
  • Peggy Bennett (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Gary Schindler (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$107,734.39
Spent to help Republicans$144,519.04

20th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Peggy Bennett (R) 53.04%
Shannon Savick (DFL) 39.93%
Thomas Keith Price (IP) 6.93%
State Senate District 27, 2012:
Dan Sparks (DFL) 68.22%
Linden Anderson (R) 31.69%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.37%
Romney (R)42.15%

State House District 27B

Incumbent:
  • Jeanne Poppe (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Dennis R. Schminke (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,465.53
Spent to help Republicans$20,755.23

43rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jeanne Poppe (DFL) 54.1%
Dennis Schminke (R) 45.8%
State Senate District 27, 2012:
Dan Sparks (DFL) 68.22%
Linden Anderson (R) 31.69%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.71%
Romney (R)37.7%

State House District 28A

Incumbent:
  • Gene Pelowski Jr. (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Adam Pace (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,724.82
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

85th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Gene P Pelowski Jr (DFL) 62.7%
Lynae Hahn (R) 37.1%
State Senate District 28, 2012:
Jeremy Miller (R) 57.12%
Jack Krage (DFL) 42.74%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.34%
Romney (R)40.62%

State House District 29A

Incumbent:
  • Joseph McDonald (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Cortney Phillips (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,598.74
Spent to help Republicans$8,682.31

93rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Mcdonald (R) 96.8%
State Senate District 29, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.95%
Obama (D)37.56%

State House District 29B

Incumbent:
  • Marion O'Neill (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Steve Kilburn (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,273.45
Spent to help Republicans$6,203.88

115th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Marion O'Neill (R) 96.77%
State Senate District 29, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.25%
Obama (D)40.25%

State House District 30A

Incumbent:
  • Nick Zerwas (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Sarah Hamlin (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$3,803.30
Spent to help Republicans$13,304.52

90th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Nick Zerwas (R) 68.51%
Brenden Ellingboe (DFL) 31.35%
State Senate District 30, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.35%
Obama (D)39.45%

State House District 30B

Incumbent:
  • Eric Lucero (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Margaret Fernandez (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$3,585.54
Spent to help Republicans$10,803.38

102nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Eric Lucero (R) 67.75%
Sharon G. Shimek (DFL) 32.02%
State Senate District 30, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)61.63%
Obama (D)36.4%

State House District 31A

Incumbent:
  • Kurt Daudt (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Sarah Udvig (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,256.31
Spent to help Republicans$64,585.86

30th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kurt Daudt (R) 96.67%
State Senate District 31, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.2%
Obama (D)35.44%

State House District 31B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Cal (Calvin) K. Bahr (R)
  • Susan Larson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$386.24
Spent to help Republicans$48,359.25

40th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tom Hackbarth (R) 64.47%
Jd Holmquist (DFL) 35.39%
State Senate District 31, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.29%
Obama (D)38.42%

State House District 32A

Incumbent:
  • Brian Johnson (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Paul Gammel (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,214.81
Spent to help Republicans$13,522.07

75th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Brian Johnson (R) 57.48%
Paul Gammel (DFL) 42.41%
State Senate District 32, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.61%
Obama (D)40.89%

State House District 32B

Incumbent:
  • Bob Barrett (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Laurie J. Warner (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,487.25
Spent to help Republicans$3,824.91

105th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Barrett (R) 55.73%
Laurie J. Warner (DFL) 44.19%
State Senate District 32, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.88%
Obama (D)42.83%

State House District 33A

Incumbent:
  • Jerry Hertaus (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Norrie Thomas (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,323.94
Spent to help Republicans$7,061.49

71st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jerry Hertaus (R) 65.7%
Todd Mikkelson (DFL) 34.19%
State Senate District 33, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.26%
Obama (D)36.13%

State House District 33B

Incumbent:
  • Cindy Pugh (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Brad Brothen (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,452.17
Spent to help Republicans$7,428.56

107th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Cindy Pugh (R) 61.22%
Paul Alegi (DFL) 38.69%
State Senate District 33, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.54%
Obama (D)43.61%

State House District 34A

Incumbent:
  • Joyce Peppin (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Dave Craig (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,127.80
Spent to help Republicans$7,022.69

109th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joyce Peppin (R) 97.05%
State Senate District 34, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.94%
Obama (D)40.22%

State House District 34B

Incumbent:
  • Dennis Smith (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Kristin Bahner (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$2,625.09
Spent to help Republicans$13,100.04

95th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dennis Smith (R) 56.36%
David B. Hoden (DFL) 43.54%
State Senate District 34, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.47%
Obama (D)46.66%

State House District 35A

Incumbent:
  • Abigail Whelan (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Andy Hillebregt (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$1,504.86
Spent to help Republicans$13,993.17

97th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Abigail Whelan (R) 59.95%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 39.86%
State Senate District 35, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.11%
Obama (D)45.21%

State House District 35B

Incumbent:
  • Peggy Scott (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Wes Volkenant (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$16,390.44
Spent to help Republicans$21,166.41

51st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Peggy Scott (R) 65.97%
Sam Beard (DFL) 33.94%
State Senate District 35, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.33%
Obama (D)40.92%

State House District 36A

Incumbent:
  • Mark W. Uglem (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Kevin Parker (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$15,872.83
Spent to help Republicans$19,248.49

54th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mark W. Uglem (R) 58.95%
Jefferson Fietek (DFL) 40.92%
State Senate District 36, 2012:
John Hoffman (DFL) 53.10%
Benjamin Kruse (R) 46.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.26%
Obama (D)48.37%

State House District 36B

Incumbent:
  • Melissa Hortman (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Peter Crema (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$39,509.43
Spent to help Republicans$26,121.86

37th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Melissa Hortman (DFL) 51.9%
Peter Crema (R) 48%
State Senate District 36, 2012:
John Hoffman (DFL) 53.10%
Benjamin Kruse (R) 46.71%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.22%
Romney (R)44.98%

State House District 37A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Erin Koegel (DFL)
  • Anthony Wilder (R)
  • Brian McCormick (LIB)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$36,124.40
Spent to help Republicans$52,073.22

26th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jerry Newton (DFL) 52.45%
Mandy Benz (R) 47.46%
State Senate District 37, 2012:
Alice M. Johnson (DFL) 53.23%
Pam Wolf (R) 46.57%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.03%
Romney (R)44.3%

State House District 37B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Nolan West (R)
  • Susan Witt (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$239,567.46
Spent to help Republicans$33,524.00

17th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim Sanders (R) 55.4%
Susan Witt (DFL) 44.54%
State Senate District 37, 2012:
Alice M. Johnson (DFL) 53.23%
Pam Wolf (R) 46.57%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.32%
Obama (D)48.47%

State House District 38A

Incumbent:
  • Linda Runbeck (R) (First elected: 1989)
Challengers:
  • Kevin Fogarty (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,859.84
Spent to help Republicans$15,709.84

78th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Linda Runbeck (R) 62.19%
Pat Davern (DFL) 37.71%
State Senate District 38, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.71%
Obama (D)44.02%

State House District 38B

Incumbent:
  • Matt Dean (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Ami Wazlawik (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,187.91
Spent to help Republicans$43,286.69

41st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Matt Dean (R) 56.07%
Greg M. Pariseau (DFL) 43.8%
State Senate District 38, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.82%
Obama (D)46.24%

State House District 39A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Dettmer (R) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Jody W. Anderson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,331.96
Spent to help Republicans$5,143.55

104th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Dettmer (R) 58.02%
Tim Stender (DFL) 41.91%
State Senate District 39, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.08%
Obama (D)44.97%

State House District 39B

Incumbent:
  • Kathy Lohmer (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Alan Kantrud (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$22,157.60
Spent to help Republicans$25,310.51

42nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kathy Lohmer (R) 54.56%
Tom Degree (DFL) 45.37%
State Senate District 39, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.48%
Obama (D)47.65%

State House District 40A

Incumbent:
  • Michael Nelson (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$6,821.45
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

125th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Michael Nelson (DFL) 64.85%
Charles (Chuck) Sutphen (R) 34.94%
State Senate District 40, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)69.51%
Romney (R)28.59%

State House District 40B

Incumbent:
  • Debra Hilstrom (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Mali Marvin (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$22,061.34
Spent to help Republicans$3,899.68

68th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Debra Hilstrom (DFL) 67.36%
Mali Marvin (R) 32.45%
State Senate District 40, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.36%
Romney (R)29.31%

State House District 41A

Incumbent:
  • Connie Bernardy (DFL) (First elected: 2001)
Challengers:
  • Ryan Evanson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$11,286.88
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

111st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Connie Bernardy (DFL) 60.16%
Jeff Phillips (R) 39.68%
State Senate District 41, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.35%
Romney (R)38.2%

State House District 41B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL)
  • Camden J. Pike (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,402.45
Spent to help Republicans$4,795.35

103rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carolyn Laine (DFL) 57.38%
Camden Pike (R) 29.29%
Tim Utz (CP) 13.27%
State Senate District 41, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.06%
Romney (R)35.18%

State House District 42A

Incumbent:
  • Barb Yarusso (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Randy Jessup (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$72,249.65
Spent to help Republicans$116,991.31

22nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Barb Yarusso (DFL) 50.55%
Randy Jessup (R) 49.28%
State Senate District 42, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.29%
Romney (R)46.33%

State House District 42B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL)
  • Tracy Nelson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$32,118.02
Spent to help Republicans$7,345.61

48th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL) 52.3%
Heidi Gunderson (R) 47.55%
State Senate District 42, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.59%
Romney (R)41.16%

State House District 43A

Incumbent:
  • Peter M Fischer (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bob Cardinal (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$24,605.25
Spent to help Republicans$13,527.45

50th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Peter M Fischer (DFL) 50.64%
Stacey Stout (R) 49.14%
State Senate District 43, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.36%
Romney (R)41.81%

State House District 43B

Incumbent:
  • Leon M. Lillie (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Nathan Hansen (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$345.00
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

133rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Leon M. Lillie (DFL) 58.08%
Justice B. Whitethorn (R) 41.75%
State Senate District 43, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.28%
Romney (R)40.17%

State House District 44B

Incumbent:
  • Jon Applebaum (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Patti Meier (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$54,659.94
Spent to help Republicans$13,786.41

34th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jon Applebaum (DFL) 51.3%
Ryan Rutzick (R) 48.46%
State Senate District 44, 2012:
Terri Bonoff (DFL) 55.81%
David Gaither (R) 44.04%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.24%
Romney (R)44.18%

State House District 45A

Incumbent:
  • Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) (First elected: 1972)
Challengers:
  • Richard Lieberman (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$25,289.38
Spent to help Republicans$11,150.76

52nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) 56.52%
Richard Lieberman (R) 43.28%
State Senate District 45, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.01%
Romney (R)38.62%

State House District 45B

Incumbent:
  • Mike Freiberg (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Alma J. Wetzker (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$14,612.85
Spent to help Republicans$972.99

96th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mike Freiberg (DFL) 66.94%
Alma J. Wetzker (R) 32.89%
State Senate District 45, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)63.19%
Romney (R)34.23%

State House District 46A

Incumbent:
  • Peggy Flanagan (DFL) (First elected: 2015)
Challengers:
  • Anne Taylor (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$19,126.67
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

82nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ryan Winkler (DFL) 66.17%
Timothy O. Manthey (R) 33.66%
State Senate District 46, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)64.12%
Romney (R)33.56%

State House District 46B

Incumbent:
  • Cheryl Youakim (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Bryan P. Björnson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$15,333.92
Spent to help Republicans$100.00

98th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Cheryl Youakim (DFL) 68.5%
Bryan P. Björnson (R) 31.3%
State Senate District 46, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)65.55%
Romney (R)31.9%

State House District 47A

Incumbent:
  • Jim Nash (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Sean White (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$3,445.99
Spent to help Republicans$22,443.52

69th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Nash (R) 67.63%
Matthew W. Gieseke (DFL) 32.08%
State Senate District 47, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.89%
Obama (D)35.22%

State House District 47B

Incumbent:
  • Joe Hoppe (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Jane Montemayor (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$1,202.28
Spent to help Republicans$60.00

132nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Hoppe (R) 97.18%
State Senate District 47, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.02%
Obama (D)42.04%

State House District 48B

Incumbent:
  • Jenifer W. Loon (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Ben Sherlock (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$6,790.31
Spent to help Republicans$9,321.97

94th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jenifer Loon (R) 64.42%
Joan Howe-Pullis (DFL) 35.43%
State Senate District 48, 2012:
David Hann (R) 51.32%
Laurie Mckendry (DFL) 48.58%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.58%
Obama (D)46.62%

State House District 49B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Rosenthal (DFL) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Max Rymer (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$24,312.96
Spent to help Republicans$62,479.87

28th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Rosenthal (DFL) 52.8%
Barb Sutter (R) 47.11%
State Senate District 49, 2012:
Melisa Franzen (DFL) 52.74%
Keith Downey (R) 47.15%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.33%
Romney (R)46.08%

State House District 50A

Incumbent:
  • Linda Slocum (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Tim Johnson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,631.24
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

120th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Linda Slocum (DFL) 64.72%
Dean Mumbleau (R) 35.11%
State Senate District 50, 2012:
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) 60.85%
Vern Wilcox (R) 38.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)63.56%
Romney (R)33.85%

State House District 51A

Incumbent:
  • Sandra Masin (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Brad Gerten (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$25,358.61
Spent to help Republicans$4,881.96

60th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sandra Masin (DFL) 51.47%
Andrea Todd-Harlin (R) 48.34%
State Senate District 51, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.33%
Romney (R)42.27%

State House District 51B

Incumbent:
  • Laurie Halverson (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Pat Hammond (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$42,609.50
Spent to help Republicans$3,447.18

44th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Laurie Halverson (DFL) 51.09%
Jen Wilson (R) 48.8%
State Senate District 51, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.29%
Romney (R)46.65%

State House District 52A

Incumbent:
  • Rick Hansen (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Larry Sachi (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,292.99
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

88th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rick Hansen (DFL) 59.38%
Joe Blum (R) 40.46%
State Senate District 52, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)58.52%
Romney (R)39.18%

State House District 52B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mary T'Kach (DFL)
  • Regina Barr (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$89,924.13
Spent to help Republicans$166,884.79

19th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Atkins (DFL) 64.47%
Don Lee (R) 35.45%
State Senate District 52, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.71%
Romney (R)45.2%

State House District 53A

Incumbent:
  • JoAnn Ward (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Andy Turonie (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$22,974.69
Spent to help Republicans$5,407.56

63rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joann Ward (DFL) 58.36%
Lukas Czech (R) 41.47%
State Senate District 53, 2012:
Susan Kent (DFL) 52.13%
Ted Lillie (R) 47.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.44%
Romney (R)41.45%

State House District 53B

Incumbent:
  • Kelly Fenton (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Alberder Gillespie (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$35,274.85
Spent to help Republicans$46,727.34

31st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kelly Fenton (R) 56.93%
Kay Hendrikson (DFL) 42.96%
State Senate District 53, 2012:
Susan Kent (DFL) 52.13%
Ted Lillie (R) 47.73%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.82%
Obama (D)46.66%

State House District 54A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Keith Franke (R)
  • Jen Peterson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$23,761.57
Spent to help Republicans$12,022.96

53rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dan Schoen (DFL) 55.52%
Matthew Kowalski (R) 44.35%
State Senate District 54, 2012:
Katie Sieben (DFL) 63.80%
Janis Quinlan (R) 36.05%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.63%
Romney (R)41.57%

State House District 55A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Loonan (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Mary Hernandez (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$931.76
Spent to help Republicans$1,687.72

130th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Loonan (R) 56.75%
Jay C. Whiting (DFL) 38.76%
Derek Thury (IP) 4.41%
State Senate District 55, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.5%
Obama (D)46.04%

State House District 55B

Incumbent:
  • Tony Albright (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Cecilia Haakenson (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,513.81
Spent to help Republicans$2,674.51

108th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tony Albright (R) 61%
Kevin Burkart (DFL) 35.65%
Josh D. Ondich (IP) 3.33%
State Senate District 55, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.97%
Obama (D)37.99%

State House District 56A

Incumbent:
  • Drew Christensen (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Jared Christiansen (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,323.16
Spent to help Republicans$10,363.24

100th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Drew Christensen (R) 55.81%
Dan Kimmel (DFL) 44.01%
State Senate District 56, 2012:
Dan Hall (R) 53.92%
Leon Thurman (DFL) 45.90%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.66%
Obama (D)47.09%

State House District 57B

Incumbent:
  • Anna Wills (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • John Huot (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$221,170.86
Spent to help Republicans$185,631.39

12th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Anna Wills (R) 58.4%
Denise Packard (DFL) 41.53%
State Senate District 57, 2012:
Greg Clausen (DFL) 54.09%
Pat Hall (R) 45.73%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.51%
Obama (D)48.62%

State House District 58A

Incumbent:
  • Jon Koznick (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • LeAnn Weikle (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,914.52
Spent to help Republicans$19,144.49

57th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jon Koznick (R) 55.28%
Amy Willingham (DFL) 44.63%
State Senate District 58, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.86%
Obama (D)42.12%

State House District 58B

Incumbent:
  • Patrick Garofalo (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Marla Vagts (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$8,925.77
Spent to help Republicans$7,718.33

91st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Pat Garofalo (R) 63.85%
Marla Vagts (DFL) 36.02%
State Senate District 58, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.58%
Obama (D)42.35%

State House District 59A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Fue Lee (DFL)
  • Jessica Newville (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$38,090.15
Spent to help Republicans$3,849.37

47th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Mullery (DFL) 81.98%
Fred Statema (R) 17.24%
State Senate District 59, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)83.9%
Romney (R)13.91%

State House District 59B

Incumbent:
  • Raymond Dehn (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Margaret E. Martín (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,150.90
Spent to help Republicans$2,764.46

121st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Raymond Dehn (DFL) 78.1%
Margaret E. Martin (R) 21.42%
State Senate District 59, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)80.37%
Romney (R)17.17%

State House District 60A

Incumbent:
  • Diane Loeffler (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Gabe Barnett (IPL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$5,194.29
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

126th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Diane Loeffler (DFL) 82.42%
Brent Millsop (R) 17.24%
State Senate District 60, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.1%
Romney (R)18.52%

State House District 60B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Abdimalik Askar (R)
  • Ilhan Omar (DFL)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$83,955.50
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

29th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 76.89%
Abdimalik Askar (R) 22.34%
State Senate District 60, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.94%
Romney (R)19.18%

State House District 61A

Incumbent:
  • Frank Hornstein (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Brian Rosenblatt (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,443.29
Spent to help Republicans$367.15

127th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Frank Hornstein (DFL) 80.79%
Frank Taylor (R) 18.96%
State Senate District 61, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.98%
Romney (R)19.33%

State House District 61B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Thissen (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Tom Gallagher (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,535.98
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

67th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Thissen (DFL) 80.94%
Tom Gallagher (R) 18.92%
State Senate District 61, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.96%
Romney (R)19.89%

State House District 62A

Incumbent:
  • Karen Clark (DFL) (First elected: 1980)
Challengers:
  • Claire Leiter (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,642.17
Spent to help Republicans$76.07

128th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Karen Clark (DFL) 82.13%
Yolandita Colón (IP) 9.57%
Bruce Lundeen (R) 8.05%
State Senate District 62, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.19%
Romney (R)9.21%

State House District 62B

Incumbent:
  • Susan Allen (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$254.43
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

134th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Susan Allen (DFL) 88.66%
Julie Hanson (R) 10.93%
State Senate District 62, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.59%
Romney (R)10.06%

State House District 63A

Incumbent:
  • Jim Davnie (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Kyle Bragg (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$9,310.70
Spent to help Republicans$729.19

116th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Davnie (DFL) 86.44%
Kyle Bragg (R) 13.21%
State Senate District 63, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)82.59%
Romney (R)14.28%

State House District 63B

Incumbent:
  • Jean Wagenius (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Frank Pafko (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$10,508.94
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

114th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jean Wagenius (DFL) 75.06%
Andres Hortillosa (R) 24.64%
State Senate District 63, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)73.61%
Romney (R)23.92%

State House District 64A

Incumbent:
  • Erin Murphy (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Riley Horan (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$26,286.64
Spent to help Republicans$3,418.89

62nd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Erin Murphy (DFL) 81.21%
Andrew Brown (R) 18.52%
State Senate District 64, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)76.6%
Romney (R)20.22%

State House District 64B

Incumbent:
  • Dave Pinto (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Emory K. Dively (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$18,749.35
Spent to help Republicans$282.61

83rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dave Pinto (DFL) 73.49%
Daniel Surman (R) 26.25%
State Senate District 64, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)70.4%
Romney (R)27.28%

State House District 65A

Incumbent:
  • Rena Moran (DFL) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Monique Giordana (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$31,386.73
Spent to help Republicans$2,676.64

55th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rena Moran (DFL) 71.2%
Anthony Meschke (R) 14.59%
Lena Buggs (GP) 14.06%
State Senate District 65, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)83.44%
Romney (R)13.71%

State House District 65B

Incumbent:
  • Carlos Mariani (DFL) (First elected: 1990)
Challengers:
  • Margaret Mary Stokely (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,205.18
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

124th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carlos Mariani (DFL) 77.54%
Anthony "Tony" Athen (R) 21.91%
State Senate District 65, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.18%
Romney (R)19.59%

State House District 66A

Incumbent:
  • Alice Hausman (DFL) (First elected: 1989)
Challengers:
  • Jon Heyer (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$7,560.70
Spent to help Republicans$3,553.19

113rd highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Alice Hausman (DFL) 67.09%
Jon Heyer (R) 32.76%
State Senate District 66, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)65.69%
Romney (R)31.8%

State House District 66B

Incumbent:
  • John Lesch (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • William P. Brownell (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$1,779.36
Spent to help Republicans$0.00

131st highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Lesch (DFL) 76.41%
Lizz Paulson (R) 23.06%
State Senate District 66, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)78.5%
Romney (R)18.81%

State House District 67A

Incumbent:
  • Tim Mahoney (DFL) (First elected: 1998)
Challengers:
  • Andrew Livingston (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$12,690.14
Spent to help Republicans$348.41

106th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim Mahoney (DFL) 72.43%
Andrew Livingston (R) 27.26%
State Senate District 67, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.76%
Romney (R)21.7%

State House District 67B

Incumbent:
  • Sheldon Johnson (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Joseph Weverka (LIB)
  • Lisa Thompson (R)
Map & Total spending
Spent to help Democrats$4,506.35
Spent to help Republicans$5,066.75

117th highest spending of all House districts.

Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 72.82%
John T. Quinn (R) 26.79%
State Senate District 67, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)74.46%
Romney (R)22.91%

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HD 4B

The one and only reason why the Fargo Forum did not endorse Paul Marquardt was his opposition to the Red River diversion. One could see the steam rising from the computer screen. It was borderline breathtaking in its hostility towards Rep. Marquardt.

http://www.inforum.com/opinion/editorials/4146218-forum-editorial-marqua...

District 47 is in the bag for Rep. Newton (soon to be Senator)

Outspent $295,000 to $30,000, the GOP sacrificial lamb has no chance. The amount of money spent on behalf of Rep. Newton's future replacement must be nearly the same. Again, her opponent has no chance, especially given the negative DFL mailers that are flooding the mailboxes along with Rep. Newton's. Big Money is alive and well in Minnesota, wielded by the DFL so nobody really complains much.

Well, the personal bankrupcy....

...didn't help challenger Brad Sanford's pitch to put a businessman in the job.

44A The biggest no-surprise suprise upset

Let's compare apples to apples. Look at the 2012 (last presidential election year) not 2014. This reveals a much different, more meaningful story. 2012 was a decent year for the DFL; 2014 was a horrible year for the DFL - that's when the House flipped to the GOP. Compare 2012 to 2016, presidential year to presidential year. In 2012 Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-44A) only won by about 700 votes. In 2012, the party and interest groups did not spend any money on the race. Now, it's another presidential year and this time the DFL and special interest groups are spending $100,000s on this race. Will it gain the 700 votes the DFL was missing in 2012? Could be.