Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

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Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative John Kline (RLakeville)
Area 3035[1] mi2 (7861 km2)
Distribution 80% urban, 20% rural
Population (2000) 614,934[2]
Median income $61,344
Ethnicity 93.2% White, 1.6% Black, 2.3% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 1.1% other
Cook PVI R+2[3]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 2nd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district 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.

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 North American Legal, 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. Minnesota's largest amusement park, Valleyfair, is in Shakopee, and Le Sueur, in the southwest part of the district, is the birthplace of the world-famous Jolly Green Giant food products.

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 Republican John Kline (Lakeville), a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel. Kline was considered to be the most conservative member of the Minnesota delegation in the 109th Congress, scoring 100% conservative by a conservative group[4] and 3% progressive by a liberal group.[5] The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R + 3.[6] However, after Kline announced in 2015 he would not run again for the seat, the district appears to have become more competitive, with several sources identifying it as a toss-up or battleground district.[7][8][9]

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Electoral history.
District created March 4, 1861.
38th
39th
40th
Ignatius-Donnelly.jpg Ignatius L. Donnelly Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Lost re-election.
41st Eugene McLanahan Wilson Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
42nd John T. Averill Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
43rd
44th
45th
Horace B. Strait Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
46th Henry Poehler Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
47th Horace B. Strait Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
48th
49th
James Wakefield Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
50th
51st
52nd
John Lind Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
James McCleary Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Winfield Scott Hammond Democratic March 4, 1907 –
January 6, 1915
Resigned after being elected Governor.
63rd Vacant January 6, 1915 –
March 4, 1915.
64th
65th
66th
Franklin Ellsworth Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Frank Clague Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
73rd District inactive, all representatives elected at-large on a general ticket March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935.
74th
75th
76th
Elmer Ryan Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Joseph P. O'Hara Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Ancher Nelsen Republican January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1974
Resigned.
93rd Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975.
94th
95th
96th
97th
Tom Hagedorn Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Vin Weber Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 6th district.
103rd
104th
105th
106th
David Minge DFL January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
107th Mark Kennedy Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 6th district.
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Johnkline.jpg John Kline Republican January 3, 2003 –
present
Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

2002 Second Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
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 Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Kline 206,313 57 +4
Democratic Teresa Daly 147,527 40  ?
Independence Doug Williams 11,822 3  ?

2006[edit]

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

2008[edit]

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

2010[edit]

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

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2012[edit]

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

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2014[edit]

2014 Second Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
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 Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jason Lewis
Democratic Angie Craig
N/A others

Competitiveness[edit]

Year Results
2000 George W. Bush 51 - Al Gore 44%
2004 George W. Bush 54 - John Kerry 45%
2008 John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 48%
2012 Barack Obama 49.1 - Mitt Romney 49.0%


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 2, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005" (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. June 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. Retrieved November 2, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". The Campaign Legal Center. Retrieved March 30, 2007. 
  7. ^ Sawyer, Liz (May 7, 2016). "Jason Lewis wins GOP endorsement in 2nd Congressional District race". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Montgomery, David (August 24, 2016). "Who's winning in the 2nd District? Candidates' polls disagree". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ Wasserman, David. "Primary Results Move MN-02 from Toss Up to Lean Democratic". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ http://minnesotaelectionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20101102/ElecRslts.asp?M=CG&CD=02
  11. ^ http://minnesotaelectionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Results/USRepresentative/1?officeinelectionid=4&districtid=557

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