1904 Election Cycle
Teddy Roosevelt recorded the most dominating victory in Minnesota presidential election history garnering 74 percent of the vote and defeating Alton Parker by 55.1 points. That marked Roosevelt’s largest victory in the Midwest and his second biggest victory nationwide behind only Vermont (59.1 points).
Despite Roosevelt’s landslide win, former Democratic state Senator John Johnson picked up the Governor’s seat for his party with a 2.6-point win over former state legislator and Auditor Robert Dunn. However, as has been the case in each of the few cycles in which Democrats were able to win a statewide race since 1857, Republicans swept all other statewide offices for Lieutenant Governor (incumbent Ray Jones), Secretary of State (incumbent Peter Hanson), Attorney General (Edward Young), Treasurer (incumbent Julius Block), Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (incumbent Ira Mills and William Young), and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (incumbent Charles Lewis, Charles Elliott, and Edwin Jaggard; Republican Associate Justice Calvin Brown was also reelected and by the GOP and Democrats).
With Congressman John Lind not running for reelection in the 5th CD, Republicans picked up his seat and swept all nine districts.