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1977 Minnesota's 7th congressional district special election

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Minnesota's 7th congressional district special election, 1977

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Nominee Arlan Stangeland Mike Sullivan
Party Independent-Republican Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Popular vote 71,340 45,490
Percentage 57.58% 36.72%

Representative before election

Bob Bergland
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected Representative

Arlan Stangeland
Independent-Republican

The 1977 United States House of Representatives special election in Minnesota's 7th congressional district was held on February 22, 1977 to select the successor to Bob Bergland (DFL) who resigned to accept appointment as Secretary of Agriculture under the Carter Administration. Independent-Republican candidate Arlan Stangeland defeated the DFL favorite, Mike Sullivan, in an upset landslide.

Race description

On January 22, 1977, Bob Bergland, who had served as the United States Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district since 1971, resigned in order to accept appointment by President Jimmy Carter as Secretary of Agriculture. All indications prior to the special election seemed to favor the odds that the DFL would hold the district. Bergland won the district in successive landslide victories since its reapportionment following the 1970 census, winning nearly sixty percent of the vote in 1972, over 75 percent in 1974, and 72.34 percent in 1976.

The DFL and the Independent-Republican Party each held special primary elections on February 8. Mike Sullivan, a former staffer for Representative Bergland and former-U.S. Senator/then-Vice President Walter Mondale, defeated former-U.S. Representative Coya Knutson and two other candidates for the DFL nomination. Arlan Stangeland, a farmer who was a delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1964 to 1968, and served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1966 to 1975, easily won the Independent-Republican nomination over Dick Franson, a perennial candidate who had run in various Republican primaries in Minnesota.

During the special election campaign, Stangeland campaigned "on the theme that the heavily rural northwestern Minnesota needed another farmer, like Mr. Bergland, in Congress,"[1] and likely benefited from "his lifelong residence in the district, his roots as a farmer in a mostly rural area, and his identification as a Lutheran in an area that is predominantly Protestant."[2]

Sullivan, on the other hand, had relied on the support of establishment Democrats rather than making a grassroots outreach to the voters of the district, and was likely "handicapped by his Roman Catholic faith."[2] Sullivan's religious affiliation particularly became a matter of controversy after bishop Victor Hermann Balke encouraged voters in the Diocese of Crookston to vote for Sullivan, whom he described as "very pro-church," and against Stangeland, whom he described as having a "very negative" voting record in the state house.[1]

In the end, Stangeland won the election with a landslide 71,251 votes to Sullivan's 43,467, taking the DFL and most outside observers, who expected that Bergland's broad support from three months earlier would translate into an easy victory for Sullivan, by surprise.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic special primary election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Mike Sullivan 27,754 78.44%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Coya Gjesdal Knutson 4,503 12.73%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Bill Kjeldahl 2,819 7.97%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor F. E. "Fritz" Anderson 305 0.86%
Total votes 35,381 100.00%

Independent-Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Richard "Dick" Franson, Perennial candidate in various Republican primary elections throughout Minnesota
  • Arlan Stangeland, Former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1966–1975)

Results

Republican special primary election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent-Republican Arlan Stangeland 15,382 96.71%
Independent-Republican Richard "Dick" Franson 524 3.29%
Total votes 15,906 100.00%

Special election

Results

Special election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent-Republican Arlan Stangeland 71,340 57.58%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Mike Sullivan 45,490 36.72%
American James Born 6,105 4.93%
Independent Jack Bilbeau 963 0.78%
Total votes 123,898 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Minnesotans voting today on Bergland's House seat." Associated Press: 8 February 1977.
  2. ^ a b Naughton, James M. "Minnesota victory elates Republicans." New York Times: 24 February 1977.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN District 7 - Special DFL Primary Race - Feb 08, 1977". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN District 7 - Special R Primary Race - Feb 08, 1977". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN District 07 - Special Election Race - Feb 22, 1977". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
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