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2006 Minnesota Senate election

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Minnesota Senate election, 2006

← 2002 November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07) 2010 →

All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Dean Johnson
(lost re-election)
Dick Day
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Leader since January 13, 2004 July 9, 1997
Leader's seat 13th–Willmar 26th–Owatonna
Last election 35 seats, 49.69% 31 seats, 45.71%
Seats before 38 29
Seats won 44 23
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6
Popular vote 1,183,319 925,978
Percentage 55.31% 43.28%
Swing Increase5.62 pp Decrease2.43 pp

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Majority Leader before election

Dean Johnson
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Majority Leader

Larry Pogemiller
Democratic (DFL)

The 2006 Minnesota Senate election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 7, 2006, to elect members to the Senate of the 85th and 86th Minnesota Legislatures. A primary election was held in several districts on September 12, 2006.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Republican Party of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 3, 2007.


Summary of the November 7, 2006 Minnesota Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % pp No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 66 1,183,319 55.31 Increase5.62 44 Increase6 65.67
Republican Party of Minnesota 66 925,978 43.28 Decrease2.43 23 Decrease6 34.33
Independence Party of Minnesota 7 13,886 0.65 Decrease2.73 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 1 5,431 0.25 Decrease0.64 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 1 5,428 0.25 Increase0.13 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 5,280 0.25 Increase0.08 0 Steady 0.00
Total 2,139,322 100.00 ±0.00 67 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 78,496 3.54 Positive decrease1.17
Turnout (out of 3,667,707 eligible voters)[1] 2,217,818 60.47 Decrease4.42
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Results for all State Senate Races". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 8, 2013.

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