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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
2000 Minnesota Presidential and Congressional Results
Filing Deadline: 7/18/00, Primary: 9/12/00
Last Updated: December 14, 2000
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 51.1% in '96
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democrat, Others' Predictions,
Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (DFL) 47.9% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 45.5% Ralph Nader (G) 5.2%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (Rfm) 0.91%, Harry Browne (L) 0.22%, John S. Hagelin (Rfm) 0.09%, Howard Phillips (C) 0.13%, James E. Harris Jr. (SW) 0.04%, Eddie Bernard Marcus (WI) 0.00%, Gloria Dawn Strickland (WI) 0.00%, Beatrice J. Mooney (WI) 0%
Senator 49% in '94, 1st term, Next election in 2000
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Stuart Rothenberg's rating: Highly Vulnerable Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Hotline Scoop's Senate ranking: 6th Most Likely to Turn Over, Political Junkie: Democrat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's target, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat, Ken Rubin: Democrat,
ex-St. Auditor Mark Dayton (DFL) 48.8% Rod Grams (R) 43.3% security consultant Erik D. Pakieser (L) 0.3%, software developer James Gibson (Ind) 5.8%, computer analyst David "Dave" Swan (C) 0.4%, Rebecca Ellis (SW) 0.6%, performance artist David Daniels (GR) 0.9%, psychiatrist / e-candidate George Dawson (WI), Ole Savior (WI),
1st Congressional District, 54.7% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Veteran, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
'96 nominee / prof. Mary Reider (DFL) 41.6% Gil Gutknecht Jr. (R) 56.4% businessman Rich Osness (L) 1.9
2nd Congressional District, 57.1% in '98, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Democratic, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
David Minge (DFL) 48.05% businessman Mark Kennedy (R) 48.10% computer programmer Ron Helwig (L) 0.7%, Gerald W. Brekke (Ind) 2.7%, Dennis A. Burda (C) 0.5%,
3rd Congressional District, 71.9% in '98, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Veteran,
teacher Sue Shuff (DFL) 29.9% Jim Ramstad (R) 67.6% '98 Auditor nominee / insurance consultant Robert "Bob" Odden (L) 1.6%, businessman Arne Niska (C) 0.9%,
4th Congressional District, 53.7% in '98, Bruce F. Vento (DFL) was retiring after 12th term but died 10/10/00, November 7, 2000 Special Election
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:9 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Democratic, one of Hotline Scoop's 43 Hottest Races / Tier One Open Seat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
St. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL) 48.0% St. Sen. Linda Runbeck (R) 30.9% ex-Co. Att. Tom Foley (Ind) 20.6%, Nicholas Skrivanek (C) 0.5%, teacher Scott J. Raskiewicz (G, WI),
5th Congressional District, 66.9% in '98, 11th term, might retire
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 69.2% '98 nominee Frank Taylor (R) 22.8% Rob Tomich (Ind) 4.4%, Renne Lavoi (C) 1.8%, insurance broker Charles P. Charnstrom (L) 1.8%,
6th Congressional District, 50.0% in '98, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Two Veteran, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
William P. "Bill" Luther (DFL) 49.6% retired Marine / '98 nominee John Kline (R) 48.0% Ralph A. Hubbard (C) 2.4%,
7th Congressional District, 71.7% in '98, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 68.7% farmer Glen Menze (R) 29.3% Owen Sivertson (C) 2.1%,
8th Congressional District, 66.0% in '98, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
James L. Oberstar (DFL) 67.9% ex-St. Rep. / writer Bob Lemen (R) 25.8% Mike Darling (Ind) 6.3%,

1. Link to Predictions: (D.C.'s Political Report no longer assures that these links are active)
ABC News,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Ron Gunzburger,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti
,
Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Ken Rubin,

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red boxes indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitution Party - formerly known as the Taxpayers Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party - Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(GR) = Grassroots Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(N) = Progressive Minnesota (The New Party)
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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