Minnesota

8 seats: 2R, 6D     D 52

Incumbents went 8 for 8 in 1998, with Reform Party candidate Jesse Ventura's gubernatorial win having marginal impact on U.S. House races and Democrats maintaining a disproportionate share of seats. Only the seats held by Vento and Sabo are fundamentally safe, but Ramstad, Peterson and Oberstar are very strong incumbents. The remaining three seats could be competitive in 2000.
 
  1. Gil Gutknecht (R), 1994 Win*
  '98: 55 '96: 53 '94: 55 ['92: D 74] R 51
 
  2. David Minge (D), 1992 Vulnerable
  '98: 57 '96: 55 C '94: 52 '92: 48   R 54
 
  3. Jim Ramstad (R), 1990 Landslide
  '98: 72 '96: 70 '94: 73 '92: 64    R 53
 
  4. OPEN [Bruce Vento (D), 1976] Comfortable
  ['98: 54 C '96: 57 L '94: 55 '92: 58]   D 59
 
  5. Martin Olav Sabo (D), 1978 Landslide
  '98: 67 '96: 64 '94: 62 '92: 63   D 64
 
  6. Bill Luther (D), 1994 Vulnerable
  '98: 50 '96: 56 '94: 50 ['92: R 44] D 52
 
  7. Collin Peterson (D), 1990 Comfortable*
  '98: 72 '96: 68 '94: 51 '92: 50   R 54
 
  8. James Oberstar (D), 1974 Landslide
  '98: 66 '96: 67 '94: 66 '92: 59   D 54
 

Minnesota's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Miinesota 1982 to 1998
 


 
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