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This profile of Minnesota's 03rd Congressional District is part of the RaceTracker project.
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Incumbent Erik Paulsen Incumbent running? Yes Primary challenge? No primary challenge for incumbent. Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index Non-competitive seat Cook Political Report Race Classification Non-competitive seat
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Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note Erik Paulsen Republican Confirmed candidate FEC Source January 11, 2012 Jim Meffert Democratic Out of race FEC Source July 20, 2011 2010 Candidate Sharon Sund Democratic Out of race Blog Report Source June 9, 2012 Brian Barnes Democratic Confirmed candidate Media Story Source October 15, 2011 John Howard III Republican Out - lost primary MN SOS Source August 22, 2012
Results [ ]
2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner Erik Paulsen, Brian Barnes TBD
Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note Jim Meffert Democratic Confirmed candidate Campaign Website Source February 8, 2009 Terri Bonoff Democratic Out CQ Politics Source February 6, 2009 Jim Hovland Democratic Out Swing State Project Source March 24, 2009 Paul Rosenthal Democratic Out Swing State Project Source March 24, 2009 Maureen Hackett Democratic Out Campaign Website Source November 17, 2009 Ashwin Madia Democratic Out Blog Entry Source November 17, 2009 2008 Candidate
2010 primary election winners 2010 general election winner Erik Paulsen, Jim Meffert Erik Paulsen
2008 election[Incumbent: ]James Ramstad
Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note Erik Paulsen Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed) March 24, 2009 Ashwin Madia Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed) March 24, 2009 David Dillon Other Confirmed candidate (source needed) March 24, 2009
2008 primary election winners 2008 general election winner Ashwin Madia, Erik Paulsen Erik Paulsen
2008 Presidential election results
Republican Democratic 2000 50% George W. Bush 46% Al Gore 2004 51% George W. Bush 48% John Kerry 2008 46% John McCain 52% Barack Obama
Articles and resources
- Index for all the Minnesota congressional districts and candidates.
- The full House 2012 elections report.
- The RaceTracker homepage.
Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "MN-03" (link)Campaign contribution methodology: Information is updated daily from the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org), which downloads their data from the Federal Election Commission on the first weekday of each work week. Candidates must have filed a report with the FEC to show up in the widget and inactive candidates are screened out by CRP.