In the 2014 Minnesota elections, Democrat Al Franken won the race for Senate; Democrat Mark Dayton retained his seat as governor; Democrat Lori Swanson assumed the title of attorney general; Steve Simon, a Democrat, became secretary of state; and Democrat Rebecca Otto won the race for auditor. In addition to these positions, Minnesota's state elections included results for the House of Representatives: Democrat Tim Walz became the state's representative for the U.S. House, District 1; Republican John Kline took District 2; Republican Erik Paulsen took District 3; voters chose Democrat Betty McCollum to represent District 4; Democrat Keith Ellison became the representative for House District 5; Republican Tom Emmer won the race for District 6; and Democrats Collin C. Peterson and Rick Nolan took Districts 7 and 8, respectively.Continue Reading
The Minnesota elections included re-elections and new elections. Democrats Dayton, Franken, Nolan, Peterson and Walz all secured the requisite votes needed to keep their positions.
Dayton beat Republican candidate Jeff Johnson for governor. The race was close as Dayton secured 50.1 percent of constituents' votes while Johnson accrued 44.5 percent.
In the race for senator, Franken gained more votes than Republican candidate Mike McFadden. Despite gaining more votes for his second term, Franken spent more money on his re-election campaign than on his first campaign.
In the races for House District representatives, Nolan beat Republican Stewart Mills to serve a second term, Peterson secured a victorious 13th term and Walz beat Republican Jim Hagerdon for his fifth term as First District representative.Learn more about Elections