United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2018

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2018

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  Amy Klobuchar, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 2).jpg JimNewberger (cropped).jpg
Nominee Amy Klobuchar Jim Newberger
Party DFL Republican

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Amy Klobuchar
DFL



The 2018 United States Senate election in Minnesota will take place November 6, 2018, to elect a United States Senator from Minnesota. Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election to a third term. This election will be held alongside a special election for Minnesota's other Senate seat, which was held by Al Franken until he announced his resignation on December 7, 2017. U.S. House elections, a gubernatorial election, State House elections, and other elections will also be held.

The candidate filing deadline was June 5, 2018, and the primary election was held on August 14, 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

  • Steve Carlson[3]
  • Stephen A. Emery[3]
  • David R. Groves[3]
  • Leonard J. Richards[3]

Endorsements[edit]

Amy Klobuchar
Organizations

Results[edit]

Results by county:
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Amy Klobuchar (incumbent) 557,306 95.70%
DFL Steve Carlson 9,934 1.71%
DFL Stephen Emery 7,047 1.21%
DFL David Groves 4,511 0.77%
DFL Leonard Richards 3,552 0.61%
Total votes 582,350 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

  • Merrill Anderson[3],Past Candidate (Mayor of Minneapolis), Past Candidate (Governor of Minnesota)
  • Rae Hart Anderson[3]
  • Rocky De La Fuente, 2016 Reform Party Presidential Nominee and perennial candidate[3]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jim Newberger
State Legislators
  • Senator Andrew Matthews, SD15, Vice Chair, Energy and Utilities Committee.
  • Senator Dave Brown, SD15, Retired
  • Senator Bruce Anderson, SD 29
  • Senator Julie Rosen, SD23, Finance Committee Chair.
  • Senator Bill Ingebrigsten, SD 8, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
  • Senator Dan Hall, SD 56, Chair of the Local Government Finance Committee
  • Representative Joyce Peppin, 34A, Majority Leader
  • Representative Ron Kresha, 9B, Majority Whip.
  • Representative Patrick Garofalo, 58B, Chair of the Growth and Energy Affordibility Committee.
  • Representative Bob Gunther, 23A, Chair of the Legacy Committee,
  • Representative Steve Drazkowski, 21B, Chair of the Property Tax Committee.
  • Representative Paul Anderson, 12B, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee.
  • Representative Dan Fabian, 1A, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
  • Representative Sondra Erickson, 15A, Chair of the Education Inovation Policy Committee.
  • Representative Tony Albright, 55B, Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.
  • Representative Jerry Hertaus, 33A, Vice Chair of the Property Tax Committee.
  • Representative Jeff Backer, 12A, Vice Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee.
  • Representative Cindy Pugh, 33B, Vice Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee.
  • Representative Mark Uglem, 36A, Vice Chair of the Capital Investment Committee.
  • Representative Marion O'Neill, 29B, Chair of Employee Relations Sub Committee
  • Representative Peggy Bennett, 27A, Vice Chair of the Education Finance Committee.
  • Representative Dale Lueck, 10B, Vice Chair of the Mining, Forestry and Tourism SubCommittee.
  • Representative Dennis Smith, 34B, Vice Chair of the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.
  • Representative Josh Heintzeman, 10A, Vice Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
  • Representative Duane Quam, 25A
  • Representative Sandy Layman, 5B
  • Representative Jeff Howe, 13A.
  • Representative Nick Zerwas, 30A.
  • Representative Bob Loonan, 55A.
  • Representative Steve Green, 2B.
  • Representative John Poston, 9A.
  • Representative Tony Jurgens, 54B.
  • Representative Cal Bahr, 31B.
  • Representative Roz Peterson, 56B
  • Representative Glenn Gruenhagen, 18B
  • Representative Kathy Lohmer, 39B
  • Representative Anne Neu, 32B
  • Representative Eric Lucero, 30B
  • Representative Drew Christensen, 56A
Organizations
  • Chinese American Alliance Action[11]
Newspapers

Results[edit]

Results by county:
Republican Party of Minnesota primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Newberger 201,531 69.50%
Republican Merrill Anderson 45,492 15.69%
Republican Rae Hart Anderson 25,883 8.93%
Republican Roque "Rocky" de la Fuente 17,051 5.88%
Total votes 289,957 100%

Minor parties and independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[15] Solid D December 7, 2017
Inside Elections[16] Solid D December 7, 2017
Sabato's Crystal Ball[17] Safe D December 7, 2017
Fox News[18] Likely D^ July 9, 2018
CNN[19] Solid D July 12, 2018
RealClearPolitics[20] Safe D August 14, 2018

^Highest rating given

Debates[edit]

On August 24, MPR News hosted a debate between Amy Klobuchar and Jim Newberger at the Minnesota State Fair.[21]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Amy
Klobuchar (D)
Jim
Newberger (R)
Other Undecided
Mason-Dixon September 10–12, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 60% 30% 4%[22] 6%
SurveyUSA September 6–8, 2018 574 ± 4.9% 53% 38% 2% 8%
Suffolk University August 17–20, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 54% 34% 2%[23] 11%
Emerson College August 8–11, 2018 500 ± 4.6% 50% 26% 24%
BK Strategies June 24–25, 2018 1,574 ± 2.5% 57% 37% 6%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Amy Klobuchar (incumbent)
Republican Jim Newberger
Green Paula Overby
LMN Dennis Schuller
Majority
Total votes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2018 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Sherry, Allison (December 25, 2016). "Klobuchar will run again for Senate, rules herself out for governor's race". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Candidate Filings". candidates.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  4. ^ "EMILY's List Endorses Nine Democratic Women Senators for Re-Election in 2018". EMILY's List. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Tiffany Muller (July 6, 2017). "End Citizens United Endorses Senator Amy Klobuchar for Re-election". End Citizens United. 
  6. ^ "Endorsements - League of Conservation Voters". 
  7. ^ "NRDC Action Fund announces first wave of 2018 Senate endorsements". www.nrdcactionfund.org. January 5, 2018. 
  8. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (August 5, 2017). "Challenger emerges to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar — GOP state Rep. Jim Newberger". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "GOP endorses Housley, Newberger for U.S. Senate". Retrieved 29 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Pawlenty won't run for Senate in Minnesota". Retrieved 29 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "CAA Endorsing James Newberger For US Senate". Jim Newberger for US Senate. 
  12. ^ "Our View / Endorsement: Newberger already focused on Klobuchar". Duluth News Tribune. July 24, 2018. 
  13. ^ McMullen, Maureen (November 11, 2017). "Transgender candidate announces U.S. Senate campaign in Minn., seeking Green Party endorsement". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved January 25, 2018. 
  14. ^ Golden, Erin (June 16, 2018). "Legal pot advocates join Minnesota races for state, federal offices". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 17, 2018. 
  15. ^ "2018 Senate Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  16. ^ "2018 Senate Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  17. ^ "2018 Crystal Ball Senate race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  18. ^ "2018 Senate Power Rankings". Retrieved July 10, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Key Races: Senate". Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2018". Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  21. ^ Pugmire, Tim. "Sen. Amy Klobuchar and state Rep. Jim Newberger debate at the State Fair". Retrieved 29 August 2018. 
  22. ^ Dennis Schuller (LMN) with 3% and Paula Overby (G) with 1%
  23. ^ Paula Overby (G) and Dennis Schuller (LMN) with 1%

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites