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2008 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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2008 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher Marty Seifert
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Leader since June 20, 2006 November 18, 2006
Leader's seat 60A–Minneapolis 21A–Marshall
Last election 85 seats, 54.86% 49 seats, 44.44%
Seats won 87 47
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,516,633 1,211,020
Percentage 54.87% 43.81%
Swing Increase0.01 pp Decrease0.63 pp

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Speaker before election

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Speaker

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Democratic (DFL)

The 2008 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 86th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held in several districts on September 9, 2008.

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 6, 2009.


Summary of the November 4, 2008 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % pp No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 134 1,516,633 54.87 Increase0.01 87 Increase2 64.93
Republican Party of Minnesota 134 1,211,020 43.81 Decrease0.63 47 Decrease2 35.07
Independence Party of Minnesota 11 14,601 0.53 Increase0.22 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 3 6,648 0.24 Increase0.11 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 3 9,717 0.35 Increase0.32 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 5,670 0.21 Decrease0.03 0 Steady 0.00
Total 2,764,289 100.00 ±0.00 134 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 157,209 5.38 Negative increase1.48
Turnout (out of 3,740,142 eligible voters)[1] 2,921,498 78.11 Increase17.64
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 Representatives". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 11, 2013.

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