2018 Primary Election Results

August 15, 2018

News Director

Yesterday's primary election was one of the most competitive in recent history. The races for Minnesota's Governor, Senate, and Congress were stacked with candidates. 

 

The 2018 primary also saw a record number of people heading to the polls with close to 30 percent of Minnesota's population voting on August 14. East central Minnesota followed along with this trend as Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, and Pine County all saw an increase in voter registration since the 2016 election.  

 

Below is a breakdown of the election results.

 

Governor

 

 

DFL - Primary

 

Tim Walz - 242,291 votes - 41.65% - Winner

Erin Murphy - 186,445 votes - 32.05%

Lori Swanson - 142,654 votes - 24.52%

Tim Holden - 6,380 votes - 1.10%

Olé Savior - 4,024 votes - .69%

 

Republican - Primary 

 

Jeff Johnson - 168,042 votes - 52.60% - Winner 

Tim Pawlenty - 140,164 votes - 43.87%

Mathew Kruse - 11258 votes - 3.52%

Senate 

 

 

Republican - Primary 

 

Jim Newberger - 200,809 votes - 69.49% - Winner

Merrill Anderson - 45,353 votes - 15.69%

Rae Hart Anderson - 25,839 votes - 8.94%

Roque De La Fuente - 16,988 votes - 5.88%

 

DFL - Primary

 

Amy Klobuchar - 555,740 votes - 95.69% - Winner

Steve Carlson - 9,903 votes - 1.71%

Stephen A. Emery - 7,056 votes - 1.21%

David Robert Groves - 4,509 votes - .78%

Leonard J. Richards - 3,553 votes - .61%

Senate Special Election 

 

 

DFL - Primary

 

Tina Smith - 432,385 votes - 76.05% - Winner

Richard W. Painter - 78,006 votes - 13.72%

Ali Chehem Ali - 18,874 votes - 3.32%

Gregg A. Iverson - 17,767 votes - 3.12%

Nick Leonard - 16,499 votes - 2.90%

Christonpher Lovell Seymore Sr. - 5,033 votes - .89%

 

Republican - Primary

 

Karin Housley - 185759 votes - 61.96% - Winner

Bob Anderson - 106693 votes - 35.59%

Nikolay Nikolayevich Bey - 7340 votes - 2.45%

8th Congressional District

 

 

Republican - Primary

 

Pete Stauber - 44501 votes - 89.77% - Winner
Harry Robb Welty - 5072 votes - 10.23%

 

DFL - Primary

 

Joe Radinovich - 30166 votes - 44.16% - Winner

Michelle D. Lee - 18717 votes - 27.40%

Jason Metsa - 8983 votes - 13.15%

Kirsten Kennedy - 8056 votes -11.79%

Soren Christian Sorensen - 2392 votes - 3.50%

 

Minnesota Attorney General 

 

 

DFL - Primary

 

Keith Ellison - 280564 votes - 49.85% - Winner

Debra Hilstrom - 107548 votes - 19.11%

Tom Foley - 70529 votes - 12.53%

Matt Pelikan - 59758 votes - 10.62%

Mike Rothman - 44454 votes - 7.90%

 

Republican - Primary 

 

Doug Wardlow - 135560 votes - 46.28% - Winner 

Sharon Anderson - 93967 votes - 32.08%

Robert Lessard - 63393 votes - 21.64%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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