2014 Election Cycle

For the first time in party history, the DFL swept all constitutional offices for two consecutive cycles. Governor Mark Dayton (and new running mate Tina Smith), Auditor Rebecca Otto, and Attorney General Lori Swanson were reelected while state Representative Steve Simon held Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s open seat.

DFL U.S. Senator Al Franken defeated Sunfish Lake investment banker Mike McFadden by double digits.

There was no partisan turnover in the eight congressional districts with all seven incumbents winning reelection and former Republican state Representative Tom Emmer taking over Michele Bachmann’s open seat. The DFL maintained a 5-3 majority in the state delegation.

For the third consecutive cycle, the majority party could not retain power of the state House. Republicans netted 11 seats to gain a 72-62 advantage at the convening of the next legislature in 2015.

Appointed Associate Supreme Court Justices David Lillehaug and Wilhelmina Wright were elected to another term.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/04/2014 State House, District 25A General Duane Quam (Republican) won with 10,970 votes (96.24%) and a winning margin of +96.24
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Duane Quam Incumbent Man Republican 10,970 96.24
Scattering Write-In 429 3.76
11/04/2014 State House, District 24B General Brian Daniels (Republican) won with 6,163 votes (50.85%) and a winning margin of +1.82
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Brian Daniels Man Republican 6,163 50.85
Patti Fritz Incumbent Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 5,942 49.02
Scattering Write-In 16 0.13
11/04/2014 State House, District 24A General John Petersburg (Republican) won with 7,202 votes (54.73%) and a winning margin of +9.52
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Petersburg Incumbent Man Republican 7,202 54.73
Beverly Cashman Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 5,949 45.21
Scattering Write-In 7 0.05
11/04/2014 State House, District 23B General Tony Cornish (Republican) won with 11,339 votes (96.11%) and a winning margin of +96.11
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tony Cornish Incumbent Man Republican 11,339 96.11
Scattering Write-In 459 3.89
11/04/2014 State House, District 26A General Tina Liebling (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 6,244 votes (55.23%) and a winning margin of +10.56
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tina Liebling Incumbent Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 6,244 55.23
Breanna Bly Woman Republican 5,050 44.67
Scattering Write-In 12 0.11