Presidential Caucuses: March 1, 2016
State Primary: August 9, 2016

Minnesota Senatorial Candidates 2016

Minnesota Senator Candidates
Minnesota Candidates for Congress

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Minnesota Senator

Al Franken (DFL)

MN Minnesota Candidates for Congress

Minnesota Congress Candidates
Minnesota Congressional Candidates

District 1:
Tim Walz (DFL)
Jim Hagedorn (R)

District 2:
John Kline (R)
David Gerson (R) - Tea Party Activist
Chris Andryski (R)
David Benson-Staebler (R)
Kurt Bills (R)
Rod Hamilton (R)
John Howe (R)
Jason Lewis (R)
Darlene Miller (R)
Pam Myhra (R)
Gene Rechtzigel (R)
Angie Craig (DFL)
Roger Kittelson (DFL)
Paula Overby (IP)
Andrew Willmert (Write In)

District 3:
Erik Paulsen (R)
Jon Tollefson (DFL)

District 4:
Betty McCollum (DFL)
Greg Ryan (R)

District 5:
Keith Ellison (DFL)
Doug Daggett (R)

District 6:
Tom Emmer (R)
A.J. Kern (R) - Tea Party Activist
Joe Perske (DFL)
Bob Helland (IP)

District 7:
Collin Peterson (DFL)
Amanda Lynn Hinson (R)
Kevin “Bird” Winge (IP)

District 8:
Rick Nolan (DFL)
Stewart Mills (R)



History of Minnesota. Information that every Minnesota Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:

The history of the U.S. state of Minnesota is shaped by its original Native American residents, European exploration and settlement, and the emergence of industries made possible by the state's natural resources. Minnesota achieved prominence through fur trading, logging, and farming, and later through railroads, and iron mining. While those industries remain important, the state's economy is now driven by banking, computers, and health care.

The earliest known settlers followed herds of large game to the region during the last glacial period. They preceded the Anishinaabe, the Dakota, and other Native American inhabitants. Fur traders from France arrived during the 17th century. Europeans, moving west during the 19th century, drove out most of the Native Americans. Fort Snelling, built to protect United States territorial interests, brought early settlers to the area. Early settlers used Saint Anthony Falls for powering sawmills in the area that became Minneapolis, while others settled downriver in the area that became Saint Paul.