1992 Election Cycle
In April, Minnesota held its first presidential primary since 1956 with eventual nominees George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton coming out on top. In November, Clinton won by double-digits with independent Ross Perot claiming nearly 24 percent of the vote. It was the fifth consecutive win in Minnesota for a Democratic presidential ticket, tying the party record set from 1932-1948.
Two U.S. House seats flipped partisan control: DFLer David Minge won Vin Weber’s open 2nd CD seat and Independent-Republican Rod Grams defeated five-term incumbent Gerry Sikorski in the 6th CD. The DFL maintained control of six of the eight congressional districts.
The GOP netted one seat in the state Senate to cut the DFL advantage to 45-22 but the DFL netted seven seats in the state House to control 86 of the 134 seats. Three appointed justices were victorious (Chief Justice Sandy Keith and Associate Justices Sandra Gardebring and Esther Tomljanovich) while former NFL star Alan Page won a rare open seat on the Supreme Court.