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2004 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Races
Presidential Caucus 3/2/04, Filing Deadline: 7/20/04, Primary: 9/14/04, Presidential Filing Deadline: 9/14/04,
Last Updated: December 24, 2004
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
President, 45.5% in '00, 1st term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Kerry, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Washington Post: Battleground State, Washington Times: Battleground, John Zogby: In Play, Campaign & Elections: Oddsmaker: 40:39 Kerry,
U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D) 51.1%, George W. Bush (R) 47.6%, Ralph Nader (I) 0.7%,
Michael Badnarik (L) 0.2%,
David Cobb (G) 0.2%,
Mike Peroutka (C) 0.1%,
Thomas J. Harens (CF) 0.1%,
Bill Van Auken (SE) 0.02%,
Róger Calero (SW) 0.01%,
John Josephn Kennedy (WI) 0.0001%, Debra Joyce Renderos (WI) 0.00007%, Martin Wishnatsy (WI) 0.00007%, Walt Brown (S/WI) 0.00007%, Joy Elaina Graham-Pendergast (WI) 0.00003%, other write in votes 0.09%
1st Congressional District, 61.5% in '02, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican,
writer / teacher Leigh Pomeroy (DFL) 35.5%, Gil Gutknecht Jr. (R) 59.6%, Gregory Mikkelson (I) 4.8%,
Pedro "Jesus" Romero (WI) 0.0006%, write in votes 0.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 53.3% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Republican,
Cook Political Report: Likely Republican,
Councilmember Theresa Daly (DFL) 40.3%, John Kline (R) 56.4%, Doug Williams (Ind) 3.2%,
write in vote 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 72.0% in '02, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican,
marketing consultant Deborah Watts (DFL) 35.3%, Jim Ramstad (R) 64.6%, write in vote 0.1%,
4th Congressional District, 62.2% in '02, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat,
Betty McCollum (DFL) 57.5%, Co. Comm'r. Patrice Bataglia (R) 33.2%, Peter F. Vento (Ind) 9.2%,
write in vote 0.1%,
5th Congressional District, 67.0% in '02, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat,
Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 69.7%, '02 nominee Daniel Nielsen Mathias (R) 24.4%, '02 California Congressional candidate / artist Jay Pond (G) 5.7%,
write in vote 0.2%,
6th Congressional District, 57.3% in '02, 2nd term, Polls, might run for Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican,
missing children advocate Patty Wetterling (DFL) 45.9%, Mark R. Kennedy (R) 54.0%, write in vote 0.1%,
7th Congressional District, 65.3% in '02, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat,
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 66.1%, Marshall city councilman / prof. David E. Sturrock (R) 33.8%, write in vote 0.1%,
8th Congressional District, 68.7% in '02, 15th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat,
James L. Oberstar (DFL) 65.2%, attorney Mark Groettum (R) 32.1%, Van Presley (G) 2.6%,
write in vote 0.1%

1. Link to Predictions:
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Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker
Cook Political Report,
John Zogby,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Minnesota Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party
- Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SE) = Socialiest Equality Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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