Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2008
Minnesota
2006 ←
November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04)
→ 2010

All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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RPM
Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher Marty Seifert
Party DFL Republican
Leader since June 20, 2006 November 18, 2006
Leader's seat 60A–Minneapolis 21A–Marshall
Last election 85 seats, 54.86% 49 seats, 44.44%
Seats before 85 49
Seats won 87 47
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,516,633 1,211,020
Percentage 54.87% 43.81%
Swing Increase0.01 pp Decrease0.63 pp

Speaker before election

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
DFL

Elected Speaker

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
DFL

The 2008 Minnesota House of Representatives elections were held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 to elect the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives for two-year terms to serve in the 86th Minnesota Legislature.

The social liberal Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the conservative Republican Party of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 3, 2007.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 4, 2008 Minnesota House of Representatives elections results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
#  % ∆pp # ∆#  %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 134 1,516,633 54.87 Increase0.01 87 Increase2 64.93
Republican Party of Minnesota 134 1,211,020 43.81 Decrease0.63 47 Decrease2 35.07
Independence Party of Minnesota 11 14,601 0.53 Increase0.22 0 Steady
Moderate Independent 1 7,760 0.28 Increase0.28 0 Steady
Green Party of Minnesota 3 6,648 0.24 Increase0.11 0 Steady
IVOTEMN.net 1 719 0.03 Increase0.03 0 Steady
Independent 1 1,238 0.04 Increase0.01 0 Steady
Write-in 5,670 0.21 Decrease0.03 0 Steady
Total 2,764,289 100.00 134 ±0 100.00
Valid votes 2,764,289 94.62 Decrease1.48
Invalid/blank votes 157,209 5.38 negative increase1.48
Turnout[1] 2,921,498 78.11 Increase17.64
Eligible voters[1] 3,740,142
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2][3] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[4]

*Results reflect the official results as certified by the Minnesota State Canvassing Board on November 18 and 26, 2008.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2012 (PDF)". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Results for all State Representatives, 2008". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Results for all State Representatives, 2006". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2008 Canvassing Board". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 

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