Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

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Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
Minnesota US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jason Lewis (RWoodbury)
Area 3,035[1] sq mi (7,860 km2)
Distribution
  • 80% urban
  • 20% rural
Population (2000) 614,934[2]
Median income 61,344
Ethnicity
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 (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 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. 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 Republican Jason Lewis, an author and former radio talk show host. Representative Lewis, however, is a resident of Woodbury, MN, which was redistricted into the 4th district following the 2010 census.[4][5] The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R + 3.[6] However, after previous Representative John 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
First elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Lost re-election.
41st Eugene McLanahan Wilson.jpg Eugene McLanahan Wilson Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
42nd John Thomas Averill.jpg John T. Averill Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Elected in 1870.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
43rd
44th
45th
HoraceBStrait.jpg Horace B. Strait Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
First elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
46th HenryPoehler1858.jpg Henry Poehler Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1878.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
47th HoraceBStrait.jpg Horace B. Strait Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
48th
49th
RepWakefield.jpg James Wakefield Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
First elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
50th
51st
52nd
John Lind.jpg John Lind Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
First elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
James Thompson McCleary.jpg James McCleary Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
First 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.
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
WinfieldSHammond.jpg Winfield Scott Hammond Democratic March 4, 1907 –
January 6, 1915
First 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.
63rd Vacant January 6, 1915 –
March 4, 1915.
64th
65th
66th
FranklinEllsworth.jpg Franklin Ellsworth Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
First elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Retired to run for Governor of Minnesota.
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
FrankClague.jpg Frank Clague Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
First elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
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
First elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Retired.
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
JosephPOHara.jpg Joseph P. O'Hara Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1959
First 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.
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
AncherNelsen2.jpg Ancher Nelsen Republican January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1974
First 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.
93rd Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975.
94th
95th
96th
97th
Tom Hagedorn.jpg Tom Hagedorn Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
First elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 1st district and lost re-election.
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Vin Weber.jpg Vin Weber Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
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.
103rd
104th
105th
106th
David Minge.jpg David Minge DFL January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
First elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Lost re-election.
107th Mark Kennedy, official photo portrait, color.jpg Mark Kennedy Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Johnkline.jpg John Kline Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2017
First 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.
115th Jason Lewis official congress.png Jason Lewis Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
Elected in 2016.

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 -2
Independence Doug Williams 11,822 3 -2

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 +0
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 +2.5
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 -5.9
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 +9.3
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 172,345 47.0 -9.1
Democratic Angie Craig 164,621 45.2 +6.3
Independence Paula Overby 28,508 7.8 +2.8

[12]

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 51 - Al Gore 44% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 54 - John Kerry 45% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 48% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Barack Obama 49.1 - Mitt Romney 49.0% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 47 - Hillary Clinton 45% Republican Party (United States)

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 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ https://patch.com/minnesota/woodbury/new-legislative-boundaries-alter-woodbury-slightly
  5. ^ "Jason Lewis: 'No regrets' in life, 2nd District MN run for Congress". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  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
  12. ^ Results for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Retrieved on November 9, 2016

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