Governor, 1928 Election

Primary Farmer-Labor

Date: June 18, 1928
Cycle: 1928
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Ernest Lundeen Incumbent Man Farmer-Labor 23,765 53.11 +6.22
Louis (L.A.) Fritsche Man Farmer-Labor 20,980 46.89

Lundeen was an attorney from Minneapolis, former state Representative (HD 42, 1911-1915), and former Republican U.S. Representative (CD 05, 1917-1919). Lundeen ran for the U.S. House multiple times and would later serve two more terms as a Farmer-Laborite (AL, 1933-1935; CD 03, 1935-1937) before getting elected to the U.S. Senate (1937-1940). He was also a candidate for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1924.

Fritsche was a physician, Mayor of New Ulm, and candidate for Governor in 1924.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1929 (p. 192).