Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

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Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
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Minnesota's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Angie Craig
DEagan
Area3,035[1] sq mi (7,860 km2)
Distribution
  • 86.97% urban[2]
  • 13.03% rural
Population (2018 est.)714,141[3]
Median income$86,218[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+2[6]
External image
image icon THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 2nd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district (current) covers the south Twin Cities metro area and contains all of Scott, Dakota, Goodhue, and Wabasha counties. It also contains part of northern and eastern Rice County including the city of Northfield, and southern Washington County including the city of Cottage Grove. Burnsville and Eagan are the largest cities in the district. Historically, for many decades in the mid 20th century the 2nd congressional district covered the southwest corner of the state, while the 1st congressional district covered most of this part of the state.

Three of Minnesota’s most important rivers run through the district, the Mississippi River, the Minnesota River, and the St. Croix River. Interstate highways I-35 E and I-35 W merge in the district in addition to the north-south thoroughfares of U.S. Routes 169, 61, and 52 and the east-west Route 212. The suburban areas in the northern part of the district blend into the rural farmland in the south. The district's economy includes agriculture, small businesses, and large corporations.

Some of the largest employers in the district are Thomson Reuters, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, 3M, Cambria, and Red Wing Shoes. The district includes Pine Bend Refinery, the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, owned by Koch Industries.

The 2nd district is also home to two private liberal arts colleges: St. Olaf and Carleton, both in Northfield. Shakopee is home to Minnesota's largest amusement park, Valleyfair, as well as Canterbury Park.

Two of Minnesota's oldest cities, Hastings and Red Wing are in the district. The district hosts heritage festivals and town celebrations, such as Kolacky days in Montgomery, the Pine Island Cheese festival, and Shakopee Derby Days.

Minnesota's 2nd congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Angie Craig, who defeated incumbent Republican Jason Lewis in the 2018 election. The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R+2.[7] The district is competitive, with several sources identifying it as a toss-up or battleground district.[8][9][10]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1861
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Ignatius L. Donnelly
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Lost re-election.
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Eugene McLanahan Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
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John T. Averill
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Horace B. Strait
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
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Henry Poehler
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
47th Elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
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Horace B. Strait
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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James Wakefield
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
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John Lind
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.
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James McCleary
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
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Winfield Scott Hammond
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
January 6, 1915
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Retired to run for Governor of Minnesota.
Vacant January 6, 1915 –
March 3, 1915
63rd
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Franklin Ellsworth
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Retired to run for Governor of Minnesota.
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Frank Clague
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd All representatives elected at-large
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Elmer Ryan
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Retired.
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Joseph P. O'Hara
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1959
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Retired.
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Ancher Nelsen
Republican January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1974
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired and then resigned early.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
93rd
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Tom Hagedorn
Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 1st district and lost re-election.
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Vin Weber
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
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David Minge
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Lost re-election.
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Mark Kennedy
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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John Kline
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2017
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired.
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Jason Lewis
Republican January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
115th Elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
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Angie Craig
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

2002 Second Congressional District of Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 152,533 53 [?]
Democratic Bill Luther 121,072 42 [?]
Independent Sam Garst 12,408 5 [?]

2004[edit]

2004 Second Congressional District of Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 206,313 57 +4
Democratic Teresa Daly 147,527 40 -2
Independence Doug Williams 11,822 3 -2

2006[edit]

2006 Second Congressional District of Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 163,292 56 -1
Democratic Coleen Rowley 116,360 40 +0
Independence Doug Williams 10,802 4 +1

2008[edit]

2008 Second Congressional District of Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 220,926 57.3 +1.3
Democratic Steve Sarvi 164,079 42.5 +2.5
N/A others 614 0.2 [?]

2010[edit]

2010 Second Congressional District of Minnesota Election[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 181.341 63.3 +6
Democratic Shelly Madore 104,809 36.6 -5.9
N/A others 303 .11 [?]

2012[edit]

2012 Second Congressional District of Minnesota Election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 193,586 54.1 -9.2
Democratic Mike Obermueller 164,335 45.9 +9.3
N/A others 521 .15 [?]

2014[edit]

2014 Second Congressional District of Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kline 137,778 56.1 +2.0
Democratic Mike Obermueller 95,565 38.9 -7.0
Independence Paula Overby 12,319 5.0 +

2016[edit]

2016 Second Congressional District of Minnesota Election[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Lewis 172,345 47.0 -9.1
Democratic Angie Craig 164,621 45.2 +6.3
Independence Paula Overby 28,508 7.8 +2.8

2018[edit]

Minnesota's 2nd congressional district election 2018[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Angie Craig 177,954 52.65
Republican Jason Lewis (Incumbent) 159,343 47.15
Write-in 668 0.20
Total votes 337,965 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results Winning party
2000 President George W. Bush 45.5%- Al Gore 47.91% Democratic
2004 President George W. Bush 47.61% - John Kerry 51.09% Democratic
2008 President John McCain 43.82%- Barack Obama 54.06% Democratic
2012 President Barack Obama 52.65% - Mitt Romney 44.96% Democratic
2016 President Donald Trump 44.92% - Hillary Clinton 46.44% Democratic
2018 Senate Amy Klobuchar 58.7 - Jim Newberger 37.5% Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  5. ^ "Census profile: Congressional District 2, MN". Census Reporter.
  6. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". The Campaign Legal Center. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2007.
  8. ^ Sawyer, Liz (May 7, 2016). "Jason Lewis wins GOP endorsement in 2nd Congressional District race". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Montgomery, David (August 24, 2016). "Who's winning in the 2nd District? Candidates' polls disagree". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Wasserman, David. "Primary Results Move MN-02 from Toss Up to Lean Democratic". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "MN Election Results". minnesotaelectionresults.sos.state.mn.us.
  13. ^ Results for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Retrieved on November 9, 2016
  14. ^ Results for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Retrieved on November 7, 2018
  15. ^ "Home - ElectionResults.Web". electionresults.sos.state.mn.us.

Coordinates: 44°28′44″N 92°51′11″W / 44.47889°N 92.85306°W / 44.47889; -92.85306