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2006 Minnesota Attorney General election

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2006 Minnesota Attorney General election

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Nominee Lori Swanson Jeff Johnson
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Popular vote 1,131,474 865,465
Percentage 53.24% 40.72%

County results
Swanson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Johnson:      40–50%      50–60%

Attorney General before election

Mike Hatch
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Attorney General

Lori Swanson
Democratic (DFL)

The 2006 Minnesota Attorney General election was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 to elect the Minnesota Attorney General for a four-year term. DFL incumbent Mike Hatch chose to run for governor instead of reelection.[1] Lori Swanson of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won election to her first term.[2]


Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

Former deputy attorney general Lori Swanson won the DFL nomination.[3]

State senator Steve Kelley, House Minority Leader Matt Entenza, and former U.S. Representative Bill Luther all ran unsuccessfully for the DFL nomination.[4][5][6]

Republican Party

State representative and assistant majority leader Jeff Johnson won the Republican nomination.[7]

Independence Party

Attorney and former revenue commissioner John James was the Independence Party nominee.[8]

Green Party

Musician Papa John Kolstad was the Green Party nominee.[9]


Candidate Party Votes
# %
Lori Swanson Democratic–Farmer–Labor 1,131,474 53.24
Jeff Johnson Republican 865,465 40.72
John James Independence 86,032 4.05
Papa John Kolstad Green 31,000 1.93
Write-in 1,236 0.06
Total 100.00
Turnout 2,217,818 60.47
Eligible voters[10] 3,667,707 -

Source: Minnesota Secretary of State


  1. ^ Radio, Minnesota Public. "MPR: Campaign 2006: Governor: Mike Hatch". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  2. ^ "2002 General Election Results". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  3. ^ "Democrats win attorney general, secretary of state, auditor races". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  4. ^ Radio, Minnesota Public. "MPR: Campaign 2006: Attorney General: Steve Kelley". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  5. ^ Radio, Minnesota Public. "MPR: Campaign 2006: Attorney General: Matt Entenza". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  6. ^ Radio, Minnesota Public. "MPR: Campaign 2006: Attorney General: Bill Luther". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  7. ^ "2004 Election Directory of the 2005-2006 Minnesota Legislature" (PDF). Minnesota House of Representatives. 25 January 2005.
  8. ^ Radio, Minnesota Public. "MPR: Campaign 2006: Attorney General: John James". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  9. ^ Mulcahy, Mike. "Papa John and the AG's office". Capitol View. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  10. ^ "Minnesota Election Statistics, 1950–2016" (PDF). Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01.
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