Early Voting Continues to Surge

The numbers released by the Secretary of State’s Office yesterday continue to show a robust level of participation. We are on pace to potentially eclipse the number of early votes by absentee from the 2016 Presidential election.

We have listed the numbers from the Secretary of State’s snapshot of certain counties and have outreached to a few on our own because they have contested Congressional races. We will continue to update this information as more comes available.

One other factor to consider since Noah Johnson withdrew and endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-MN05) any of these voters who cast a ballot for him would need to request another ballot to change their vote, likely by October 30th.

Date County # Registered Voters New Registered Voters Early Ballots Requested 2018 Early Ballots Requested 2016 Early Ballots Requested 2014 Change 2014-2018 Early Ballots Accepted 2018 Early Ballots Accepted 2016 Early Ballots Accepted 2014 Change 2014-2018
10/17/2018 Aitkin 945 1814 1130 -19.58% 575 1708 990 -41.92%
10/17/2018 Kandiyohi 24,249 1801 4180 2173 -20.66% 960 3855 1944 -50.62%
10/18/2018 Anoka 15,686 15,062 4611 70.60% 7,266 37,911 8,989 -19.17%
10/18/2018 Carlton 20,752 149 3,857 4,580 3,151 18.30% 439 4,171 2,455 -82.12%
10/18/2018 Hennepin 765,086 24,904 63,182 71,786 24,830 60.70% 43,555 37,227 7,287 497.71%
10/18/2018 Olmsted 10,111 8,538 2,710 73.20% 4,523 3,821 1,287 251.44%
10/18/2018 Ramsey 29,400 28,996 14,065 52.16% 14,490 63,937 19,744 -26.61%
10/18/2018 Scott 85,601 158 7,228 13,468 3,514 51.38% 3,121 12,332 3,032 2.94%
10/18/2018 Washington 162,384 15,799 13,762 5,226 66.92% 8,884 7,880 2,199 304.00%
10/18/2018 Dakota 28,887 26,178 8,782 69.60% 12,642 12,214 2,936 330.59%
10/18/2018 St Louis 9,840 9,091 4,938 49.82% 4,600 4,114 1,985 131.74%

A Retrospective View on Senate District 13

One of the most significant elections this year is the Special Election in Senate District 13 because it will determine the majority in the State Senate which is currently tied at 33-33 Republican majority. Stearns County Commissioner Joe Perske (DFL-13) is in the Special Election contest with Rep Jeff Howe (R-13A, Rockville) for the open Senate seat created by the decision by Sen Michelle Fischbach (R-13, Paynesville) to vie as former Governor Tim Pawlenty’s (R-MN) running mate.

Perske has been a candidate on the ballot in each of the last two elections and we wanted to see how he faired in the precincts he is now seeking to represent. There is no need to do the same for Howe since he was the sitting member in half of the district. The question is in a Special Election that is highly affected by Donald J Trump (R) we wonder what an area without a Congressional District contest with produce.

Perske currently in a member of the Stearns County Board and in 2014 he carried the 6th Congressional District precincts in his County Board seat over Tom Emmer 52.33% to 47.67% despite losing despite losing to Emmer districtwide 56.29% to 38.39%

Precinct Perske Emmer
Stearns: LE SAUK TWP 311 325
Stearns: ST JOSEPH P1 388 218
Stearns: ST JOSEPH P2 676 556
Stearns: ST JOSEPH TWP P-1 242 304
Stearns: ST WENDEL TWP 420 430
Stearns: SARTELL P-7 465 535
Stearns: SARTELL P-5 394 301
Stearns: SARTELL P-1 494 461
Stearns: SARTELL P-6 289 285
Stearns: SARTELL P-3 466 371
Stearns: SARTELL P-4 406 363
Stearns: WAITE PARK P4 30 24
Candidate Totals: 4581 4173
52.33% 47.67%

As we looked at the entirety of Senate District 13, Perske lost to Emmer 51.32% to 48.68%.

Precinct Perske Emmer
Benton: MINDEN TWP P-2 4 1
Benton: SARTELL P-2 345 289
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS P-1 373 342
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS P-2 369 357
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS P-3 483 556
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS P-4 323 316
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS P-5 346 430
Benton: SAUK RAPIDS TWP 114 118
Stearns: AVON 216 308
Stearns: AVON TWP P-1 269 140
Stearns: AVON TWP P-2 205 190
Stearns: BROCKWAY TWP 543 450
Stearns: CLEARWATER 0 0
Stearns: COLD SPRING 720 557
Stearns: COLLEGEVILLE TWP P1 473 394
Stearns: COLLEGEVILLE TWP P2 271 188
Stearns: EDEN LAKE TWP 187 366
Stearns: FAIR HAVEN TWP 217 294
Stearns: HOLDING TWP 154 250
Stearns: HOLDINGFORD 98 127
Stearns: KIMBALL 99 103
Stearns: LE SAUK TWP 311 325
Stearns: LUXEMBURG TWP 70 161
Stearns: LYNDEN TWP 282 418
Stearns: MAINE PRAIRIE TWP 230 419
Stearns: MUNSON TWP P-2 125 165
Stearns: RICHMOND 184 328
Stearns: ROCKVILLE 351 578
Stearns: ST JOSEPH P1 388 218
Stearns: ST JOSEPH P2 676 556
Stearns: ST JOSEPH TWP P-1 242 304
Stearns: ST WENDEL TWP 420 430
Stearns: SARTELL P-7 465 535
Stearns: SARTELL P-5 394 301
Stearns: SARTELL P-1 494 461
Stearns: SARTELL P-6 289 285
Stearns: SARTELL P-3 466 371
Stearns: SARTELL P-4 406 363
Stearns: WAITE PARK P4 30 24
Stearns: ZION TWP 415 684
Total 12047 12702
48.68% 51.32%

DFL Support Withdrawn from Anoka County Board Candidate

Infrequently, candidates receive DFL support outside of Hennepin, Ramsey and St Louis counties. This election both  Anoka County Board seat 4 candidates, Sean Broom (DFL) and Mandy Meisner (DFL), were given letters of support from the Anoka County DFL.

On October 15th, the Anoka County DFL met and withdrew its letter of support from Broom because his campaign circulated literature claiming he was the only DFL candidate in the race. We find this interesting because Broom has a long history with the DFL being former MYDFL Chair and even proposed to his wife from the DFL Party podium.

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Ellison’s Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis Opponent Johnson Endorses Him Against Wardlow

To most DFLer’s the fear of former State Rep Doug Wardlow (R-MN) becoming Attorney General is becoming a reality. As the election draws nearer and the attention over Congressman Keith Ellison’s (DFL-MN05) alledged abuse grows the likelihood of a Wardlow victory becomes more apparent and could result in the first Republican holding the position in 47 years. The decision for many becomes a Hobson’s Choice (Taking what’s available or nothing at all.) one without a good outcome either way.

Today, Attorney General Noah M Johnson (Grassroots-Legalization Cannibus) candidate made the choice somewhat clearer. He has ended his campaign and is endorsing Ellison, but his name will still appear on the ballot. As you can see from his statement he is a person committed to the cause with a recognition his is not the right person for the job.

My statement regarding the Attorney General’s race:

My name is Noah M. Johnson, and I am the Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis candidate for the office of Minnesota Attorney General in this year’s election. I’m writing this in order to do something unusual for a political candidate—I am endorsing my opponent, Keith Ellison.

Before I explain why, I want to explain why I ran for office in the first place. It was not so that I could gain any power or fame, or even necessarily so that I could be elected to office. I ran because I believe deep in my heart that the prohibition against the drug marijuana which continues to exist not only nationally, but also in supposedly progressive Minnesota, is morally wrong. It is morally wrong because, from a utilitarian standpoint, a plant which does no harm to others and affects only its user should not be illegal, as it constitutes a restraint upon liberty without justification. It is wrong because marijuana is well known to be a safe alternative for medical purposes to opioids, and for recreational purposes to alcohol and tobacco, all of which are deadly and their use commonly accepted, and its legalization would boost Minnesota’s treasure through tax revenue. It is wrong because the enforcement of anti-marijuana laws is highly disproportionate in its effect on minority communities in comparison with Caucasians, to the point that the City of Minneapolis recently ended its enforcement against low-level offenses involving the drug, citing racial disparity, and all races have about the same rate of use, and furthermore, it is wrong because the most dangerous aspect of using marijuana is the potential for deleterious legal consequences to the user. It is wrong because it was made illegal originally because of racism in the 1930s, and enforcement against it was increased during the 1960s in reaction to the democratic liberalizations of that decade, and because it will be safer for citizens and for police officers to bring the business of marijuana out of the shadows and into the light of justice. In short, it is wrong to continue the prohibition of marijuana, and we as a society have a moral duty to make it legal.

On Wednesday, Keith Ellison endorsed the legalization of marijuana. That goal is the primary purpose of my campaign, and on other issues, Mr. Ellison and I share progressive values that have always served Minnesota well. He is concerned with the civil rights of the people of our state, and standing up for liberty and justice in the face of the direct assault upon those sacred concepts by the loathsome Trump administration. Mr. Ellison wants to protect the right of the people to quality and affordable healthcare, rather than sell out the health of our citizens to the benefit of the wealthy. He wants to help fix income inequality and make the prospect of an education affordable for our young scholars. He will continue Minnesota’s proud tradition of marshaling its legal resources to protect consumers from predatory businesses. He intends to defend women, and seniors, and LGBT people, and immigrants from those who would attack those groups to advance themselves, and he will serve as a steward for the environment of our planet, which will nourish us and our children for generations to come, but only if we do not allow it to be sacrificed to narrow interests, as Republicans would.

Now let’s talk about Doug Wardlow, the Republican candidate. In a perfect world, we would not have to talk about a mainstream political candidate who’s so far to the right that he has to pretend to be “apolitical” in his campaign—for the partisan office of Attorney General, no less, where he has said he will immediately fire all Democrats without regard to their individual histories of service to our citizens—and whose best appeal to the people of Minnesota is to terrorize them with regard to Mr. Ellison and his personal life. We wouldn’t have to talk about a man who worked proudly for a group like the “Alliance Defending Freedom,” which is so regressive and vitriolic that one of the nation’s premier civil rights advocacy organizations classified it a “hate group,” and rightly so, since it advocates the sterilization of transgender people and the recriminalization of homosexuality, which it believes is part of some agenda meant to destroy Christianity. Doug Wardlow wants to strip away your healthcare from you in order to serve the rich, and despite his protestations of neutrality, he will work in lockstep with Donald Trump and the narrow interests to raise taxes on the poor and middle class, lower them for the rich, fill our jails and prisons with nonviolent offenders and engorge the prison industry. Moreover, Doug Wardlow will brutalize Minnesota’s immigrant community for no other reason than the political benefits of stoking fear and ignorance. Make no mistake: Mr. Wardlow will do everything he can to help overturn the right to safe and legal abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade and decades of subsequent law. His election would help further erode any semblance of checks and balances in a government stacked with authoritarians with no will to stand up to Donald Trump or fight for the freedom of our people. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative or anything in between, we cannot afford to go as far backward as Doug Wardlow would have us go. Ronald Reagan himself would denounce Wardlow as a dangerous reactionary.

This appeal to you was not one I make lightly, and in certain cases is unwelcome by my colleagues and supporters. Nevertheless, my sincerest gratitude is with those people for their tireless support of our cause, and Keith Ellison is the right choice for that cause of justice, and to be Attorney General of the people of Minnesota.

Served By the Same Attorney

Here is an interesting side note. Both Keith Ellison (DFL-MN05) and his replacement Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL-60B, Minneapolis) have the same divorce attorney Carla Kjellberg. Guess Michael Avenatti wasn’t available or wouldn’t take the case.


Editor’s Note We have excised our flip comment, it appears we didn’t fully appreciate the perspective of others. It was not intended to offend, and we apologize to any who felt otherwise.


Minnesota: That Was Then This Is Now. (1978 & 2018)

The last time Minnesota had two US Senate seats up for consideration was in 1978. The election widely referred to as the Minnesota Massacre, because of the long-standing victories by the DFL Party candidates for offices up and down the ticket came to a crashing halt. Democratic worriers were quick to make the linkages between 1978 and 2018 when Governor Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) appointed Lt Governor Tina Smith (DFL-MN) to fill the vacancy created by Senator Al Franken’s (DFL-MN) resignation.

We will reiterate our assumption in the Checks & Balances Index 43% DFL 37% Republican 20% Independent.

The quote from Edmund Burke bears repeating, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.”

That Was Then

In 1978, Dave Durenberger (IR-MN) was elected over Bob Short (DFL-MN), who had defeated Congressman Don Fraser (DFL-MN) in the Primary, to the open seat made available after Muriel Humphrey (DFL-MN), who filled the balance of her husband former Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey II’s remaining term, did not seek the seat in her own right. In the other race, Rudy Boschwitz (IR-MN), a locally renown pitchman for his company Plywood Minnesota, defeated former “Golden Boy” Governor Wendell “Wendy” Anderson (DFL-MN) who had resigned office to be appointed to the seat vacated by Walter Mondale (DFL-MN) by his successor Governor Rudolph G Perpich (DFL-MN).

Perpich himself was a candidate for reelection lost to Congressman Al Quie (IR-MN). The eight-member Congressional Delegation was split four-to-four with notable names on both sides of the aisle. Arlen Erdahl (IR-MN01) was elected in his first term to the seat vacated by Quie, Congressman Thomas Hagedorn (IR-MN02) was reelected to his third term, Congressman Bill Frenzel (IR-MN03) to his fifth term, Congressman Bruce Vento (DFL-MN04) to his second-term, Martin Olav Sabo (DFL-MN05) to his first-term, Congressman Rick Nolan (DFL-MN06) to his third-term, Arlen Stangeland (IR-MN07) to his first full term after a Special Election in 1977 and Congressman James Oberstar (DFL-MN08) to his third term.

Additionally, another historic moment occurred, the 134-member State House resulted in 67-67 tie.

This information is drawn from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office and on file in the Legislative Reference Library. https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/sessions/electionresults/1978-11-07-g-sec.pdf

This Is Now

US Senate

Two women hold the US Senate seats for the first time in state history US Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) is seeking her third-term against Jim Newberger (R-MN) and US Senator Tina Smith (DFL-MN) faces State Senator Karin Housley (R-MN).

In polling, Klobuchar leads with as much as 30-points over Newberger and Smith up to a 9-point advantage over Housley.

The 538 Model has Klobuchar with a 99 in 100 chance of winning or 99.9%. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/minnesota/

In four polls, Real Clear Politics shows a significant lead for Klobuchar, well outside of the margin for error averaging 22.3%.


The 538 Model has a 9 in 10 chance of Smith winning the seat or 90%.


In three polls, Real Clear Politics shows a lead for Smith with an average of 7.6%. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/mn/minnesota_senate_special_election_housley_vs_smith-6303.html


All of the Constitutional Offices are up for consideration with Congressman Tim Walz (DFL-MN01) squaring off against Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (R-MN). Every poll on this race shows Walz with an advantage and the latest stretched it out to 9-points over Johnson.

There have been four polls on this race two from inside the state and two from outside. Each shows Walz with a lead and the highest amount is 9-points and the lowest 5-points with a 7-point average and only one has him not exceeding 50%+1 with the margin of error.


Attorney General

One other notable election for Attorney General pits Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-MN05) against a former State Representative Doug Wardlow (R-MN). Ellison election is a point of high attention because he is experiencing his own #MeToo allegations. We are hearing Ellison is down 4-points in recent polling.

The polling on this race is in a virtual tie, which is largely attributed to Ellison losing votes with women and will not likely carry the full Democratic based in his election. Two news sources are seeking to open Ellison’s sealed divorce records to see if they contain anything relevant to the allegations. We expect the votes for Noah M Johnson (Grassroots-Legalize Canabis) will be far higher in this raace compared to anyother same party candidate on the ballot.

Four of the Eight Congressional District contests are poised to see a potential shake-up and could change the current balance from five DFLers to three Republicans to the same mix overall, but with a shift in certain seats. The Twin Cities media market is flooded with commercials both pro and con for candidates in each of these contests.

1st Congressional District

The open seat created with Walz’ departure to seek statewide office, just as Quie did in 1978, pits former Assistant Secretary of Defense Dan Feehan (DFL-MN01) against Jim Hagedorn (R-MN01). Hagedorn is running for the third-time and narrowly lost to Walz in a district carried by Donald J Trump by nearly 15-points. Trump held an event in the district last week in Rochester.

Real Clear Politics labels this race as a Toss-up.  To date no polling is available.

2nd Congressional District

The south suburban 2nd Congressional District seat won by former Conservative Radio Talk Show host Jason Lewis (R-MN02) is a repeat performance with Challenger Angie Craig (DFL-MN02) is highly likely to flip this election. Lewis bested Craig by only 1.79% but there was a third-party candidate in the race which drew close to 8% of the vote, in a district carried by Hillary Clinton by 1.19%.

There have been two polls in this race. The Ny Times Poll is showing Craig with as much as a 12-point lead over Lewis.


3rd Congressional District

This contest between Erik Paulsen (R-MN03) who has by all accounts the closest voting record to Trump with 98% and Phillips Distributing Millionaire Executive Dean Phillips (DFL-MN03). This district went strongly for Clinton with 9.36% of the vote.

A KSTP Survey/USA Poll, which is viewed as having a conservative bias shows Phillips with a plus 5-point advantage over Paulsen.

538 Model shows a 5 in 6 Democratic win or an 82.5% advantage for Phillips compared to a 1 in 6 or 17.5% chance Paulsen wins. All of the polling in the district give Phillips the advantage. In each of the polls Phillips wins outright or when combined with the margin of error.  https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/minnesota/3/

Finally, the 8th Congressional District opened by the retirement of Nolan has former State Representative Joe Radinovich (DFL-MN08) who lost his house seat in 2014 largely due to his support for Gay Marriage. Against St Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber (R-MN08). Trump carried the district by 15.39% and has campaigned in the district for Stauber.

There is one poll in this race Ny Times/Sienna showing Radinovich with a 1 point advantage.


Internal polling for Radinovich also shows a 1-point advantage.

If there is a blue tide election in Minnesota it could crash on the shores of the great Gitche Gumee or travel the state like the glacier did. The Trump support is rooted in what is called Greater Minnesota, but his tariff war with the Chinese is having a splotchy impact throughout the state. On the Iron Range the steel tariffs are popular because they help shore-up the taconite industry, but in the agricultural communities the impact on soybeans and pork are having the opposite effect. The question is will farmers support Republican candidates at Trumps request?

Federally, the retention of the two US Senate seats and potential pick-ups in two Republican held seats makes this a very dynamic election in the Land O’ 10,000 Lakes, even when true Minnesotans know there are 11,082 lakes in total.

Just as in the book turned into a movie by SE Hinton called That Was Then This Is Now, which was filmed in Minnesota, the concept of what happened in the past looks incredibly interesting when viewed in current considerations like the Trump Era and the #MeToo movement.

This election should settle the dispute of whether Minnesota is a blue or a purple state.

Calling Balls & Strikes on Campaign Ads

With the World Series just getting underway we thought the metaphor apt because if media outlets truly did call campaign ads correctly, then, ones that fell below a certain level would be called out, or a clarifier would be displayed on each ad run on that particular network.

Political ads are quite pervasive. We see them on Facebook, and we even saw someone we recognized on a Hulu. We saw Mollie Fragnito, in Alliance for a Better Minnesota ad, talked about being a nurse and shared having a preexisting condition and topped it off by saying she would be voting for a Democrat in November.

So far three claims made this election we have seen truly are merely throwing red meat to the viewers and are not correct ads against both US Senator Tina Smith (DFL-MN) and 8th Congressional District Candidate Joe Radinovich (DFL-MN) calling them “career politicians,” is a lie pure and simple.

If being a staff person makes someone a politician, but what is the definition of a career? Prior to being elected as Lt Governor in her own right Smith, played a supporting role as Chief of Staff to Governor Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) and Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak (DFL-Minneapolis). Granted these were partisan jobs, but it doesn’t seem to embody the spirit of the term politician, because that is largely left to the officeholder.

Similarly, Radinovich served a single two-year term in State House, which is far from what could be deemed as a career.

She Just Doesn’t Sound Minnessotan

Additionally, we find an ad running against Gubernatorial candidate Congressman Tim Walz (DFL-MN01) and Attorney General Candidate Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-MN05) financed by the Freedom Club State PAC, to be laughable. In their campaign finance and public disclosure report they spent $234,188.95 and if it was on the following ad they wasted their money.

The ad shows a redhaired woman listing off the reason she doesn’t support either candidate and makes a specious claim, that she had supported Democrats in the past, but that “I can’t trust them.” Is unadulterated crap.

One main reason this ad will not work is that the woman talking doesn’t sound like someone from Minnesota just listen to how she phrases her words, it’s clear she is from somewhere else and not here. Sounds more like someone from south of the Mason Dixon line trying to northernize her speech pattern.

First Paid Political Advertisement Ran Here 21 Years Ago

There were a number of firsts that occurred in the 1998 Governor’s race besides the My Three Sons Primary and the election of third-party candidate Jesse Ventura, In 1997, the Ted Mondale for Governor campaign took out, what is known as the First Paid Political Advertisement. It has been documented numerous times and at the time Mondale Campaign Manager Jim DeMay thought it was just a throwaway item. The ad ran for three months and cost $300.00. We later learn the ad bore fruit for Mondale when he collected campaign money out at a fundraiser in Silicon Valley.

Here is the article that ran in Wired Magazine entitled This Mondale Comes in First.

Where the Battle Lines Are for DFL House Seats

If someone wants to see the divides in our state it is clearly evident from the State House Legislative District maps from 2016. When you view it, you will see a saturation of the DFL members in the metropolitan area and a spattering of DFL legislators in the Duluth and the Arrowhead region, along with the regional centers of Rochester, Morehead, Mankato, Winona, and Austin.

Statewide Map

Metro Map

After the 2016 election, Republicans held a 77-vote majority while the DFL held only 57 seats. Already, the DFL has regained a hotly disputed seat in another regional center, due to the suspension of the campaign by Rep Jim Knoblach (14A, St Cloud) because of sexual abuse allegations by his daughter. In order for the DFL to gain the majority, they would need to run the table in the metro and gain additional seats elsewhere. In light of the #MeToo movement and because of the influence from Donald J Trump (R) this election women candidates, especially on the DFL should gain 5-6 points. We anticipate any election result from 2016 that is within 5% points to be in play, especially where an incumbent is a man and the challenger a woman.

The high concentration of DFLers in districts within the 494/694 ring accounts for 40 out the 41 seats either completely or with a majority of the district within the boundary. Rep Dario Anselmo (R-49A, Edina) is the sole exception.

We believe the bordering districts that lie just outside the 494/694 ring are the districts that will determine who holds the House Majority in 2019. We believe the races in these buffer districts are the ones to watch.

We will list the competitors this election and show the results from 2016. If the seat is open then the 2016 results will have no bearing.

District Candidates 2016 results
33B Cindy Pugh Republican (Incumbent) Cindy Pugh 14836 60.34%
Kelly Morrison Democratic-Farmer-Labor Brad Brothen 9715 39.51%
34B Dennis Smith Republican (Incumbent) Dennis Smith 13773 55.83%
Kristin Bahner Democratic-Farmer-Labor Kristin Bahner 10841 43.95%
36A Bill Maresh Republican (Open)
Zack Stephenson Democratic-Farmer-Labor
37B Nolan West Republican (Incumbent)  Nolan West 11473 50.26%
Amir Joseph Malik Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Susan Witt 11305 49.52%
38B Patti Anderson Republican (Open)
Ami Wazlawik Democratic-Farmer-Labor
39B Kathy Lohmer Republican (Incumbent)  Kathy Lohmer 13793 59.02%
Shelly Christensen Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Alan Kantrud 9564 40.92%
42A Randy Jessup Republican (Incumbent)  Randy Jessup 11662 50.18%
Kelly Moller Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Barb Yarusso 11537 49.64%
48B Jenifer W. Loon Republican (Incumbent)  Jenifer W. Loon 13559 62.25%
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Ben Sherlock 8183 37.57%
49A Dario Anselmo Republican (Incumbent)  Dario Anselmo 13075 51.04%
Heather Edelson Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Ron Erhardt 12499 48.79%
52A Regina Barr Republican (Incumbent)  Regina Barr 11001 50.17%
Ruth Richardson Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Mary T’Kach 10880 49.62%
53B Kelly Fenton Republican  Kelly Fenton 13740 56.35%
Steve Sandell Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Alberder Gillespie 10620 43.56%
54A Keith Franke Republican (Incumbent)  Keith Franke 10483 51.43%
Anne Claflin Democratic-Farmer-Labor  Jen Peterson 9877 48.46%

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