Minnesota

Here we need to:
Flip the State Senate
​Flip the State House
​Hold the U.S. Congress Seat
Hold the U.S. Senate Seat

Minnesota has been at the center of the conversation around policing in 2020, and is bound to have increased turnout.


 We have a lot of opportunity here to fight for what's right.


Let's get busy.

State Senate

This November, Democrats will need to flip a seat or two to win the chamber.
Here are 6 candidates you can contribute to: 2 to keep for Democrats, and others trying to flip a red seat.

MN-5: Rita Albrecht

  • Albrecht is an advocate for environmental justice, broadband for all, and legalizing cannabis

  • ​This race was decided by just 350 votes in 2016 

  • 2016: R+1, 2012: R+5

MN-14: Aric Putnam

  • Putnam is clear and prepared for his role as a state representative in the COVID recovery period, and knows that the federal response has been abysmal

  • ​This race was decided by just 200 votes in 2016

  • 2016: R+0.3, 2012: R+5

MN-20: Jon Olson

  • Olson understands the need for universal internet and increased privacy as the world goes digital

  • This race was decided by less than 2,000 votes in 2016

  • 2016: R+3, 2012: D+0.2

MN-36: John Hoffman (incumbent)

  • Hoffman has been endorsed by countless unions in Minnesota, as a champion of workers' rights

  • This race was decided by approximately 1,000 votes in 2016

  • 2018: D+2, 2016: R+1, 2014: D+0.7

MN-37: Jerry Newton (incumbent)

  • Newton wants to reduce class sizes in our overflowing elementary schools, which means more funding for schools

  • This race was decided by approximately 1,000 votes in 2016

  • 2018: D+1, 2016: R+7, 2014: R-Unopposed

MN-44: Primary Pending

MN-44: Ann Johnson Stewart

  • Johnson Stewart prioritizes climate justice and an overhaul of our racist criminal justice system

  • This race was decided by less than 200 votes last cycle

  • 2016: R+0.3, 2012: D+11

State House

This November, the Minnesota State House is up for grabs. Democrats need 11 seats to flip the chamber.
​Here are 5 candidates you can contribute to.

MN-5A: John Persell (incumbent)

  • Persell is a moderate Democrat who walks the line in his purple state

  • This district contains a pivot county, which voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but then voted for Trump in 2016

  • This election was decided by 8 votes in 2018

  • 2018: D+0.1, 2016: R+7, 2014: D+11

MN-33B: Kelly Morrison (incumbent)

  • A former health care worker, Morrison is prioritizing the expansion of health care on her platform

  • This race was decided by 200 votes in 2018

  • 2018: D+0.9, 2016: R+21, 2014: R+23

MN-37B: Amir Malik

  • Malik understands the value of diversifying our government and having officials that reflect the population in an underrepresented district

  • This race was decided by 100 votes In 2018

  • 2018: R+0.7, 2016: R+0.7, 2014: R+11

MN-47B: Dan Kessler

  • Kessler has made LGBTQ+ rights and Mental Health funding centerpieces of his campaign.

  • This race was decided by 120 votes in 2018

  • 2018: R+0.5, 2016: R+25, 2014: R- Unopposed

MN-54B: Kelsey Waits

  • Waits comes from the school board, where she worked to expand funding for diversity hiring and education, as well as entering the climate-progressive Solar Garden contract

  • This Republican stronghold was decided by 400 votes in 2018

  • ​​​​2018: R+2, 2016: R+11, ​2014: R+21

U.S. Senate

This November, the U.S. Senate seat belonging to Tina Smith will be up for reelection.


We need every Senator we can in the U.S. Senate. Let's go.

U.S. Senate: Tina Smith

  • Most recently, Senator Smith has introduced legislation to address mental health treatment in response to the over-funded police in her state

  • Minnesota is rated as lean-blue, but we can't take any Senate race for granted

  • Tina Smith won this seat in 2018, replacing Al Franken, who vacated his seat after sexual misconduct allegations

U.S. Congress

This November, the U.S. Congress is up for election.
Here's a race we need to hold for Democrats.

U.S. Congress: Collin Peterson (incumbent) 

  • Representing Minnesota's 7th Congressional District

  • This district contains pivot counties, counties who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but for Trump in 2016

  • 2018: D+5, 2016: D+5, 2014: D+9​

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