Minnesota's 5th congressional district: Wikis

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Minnesota's 5th congressional district
The 5th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
The 5th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
Current Representative Keith Ellison (DFL)
Area 124[1] mi² (321 km²)
Distribution 100% urban, 0% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $41,569
Ethnicity 73.5% White, 12.9% Black, 5.2% Asian, 6.0% Hispanic, 1.6% Native American, 3.2% other
Cook PVI D + 23

Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District is a geographically small urban and suburban congressional district in eastern Minnesota. It covers eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties. It was created in 1883 and was named the "Bloody Fifth" on account of the first election.[3] The district is strongly Democratic with a CPVI of D + 21.[4] The district is represented by Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Major cities in the district include Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Richfield, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Fridley.

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Historical Representation

Congress Representative Party
48th50th (1883 – 1889) Knute Nelson Republican
51st (1889 – 1891) Solomon Comstock Republican
52nd (1891 – 1893) Kittel Halvorson Populist
53rd57th (1893 – 1903) Loren Fletcher Republican
58th (1903 – 1905) John Lind Democratic
59th (1905 – 1907) Loren Fletcher Republican
60th62nd (1907 – 1913) Frank Nye Republican
63rd64th (1913 – 1917) George Ross Smith Republican
65th (1917 – 1919) Ernest Lundeen Republican
66th70th (1919 – 1929) Walter Newton Republican
71st72nd (1929 – 1933) William I. Nolan Republican
73rd (1933 – 1935) Magnus Johnson Farmer-Labor
74th (1935–1937) Theodore Christianson Republican
75th (1937 – 1939) Dewey Johnson Farmer-Labor
76th77th (1939 – 1943) Oscar Youngdahl Republican
78th87th (1943 – 1963) Walter Judd Republican
88th95th (1963 – 1979) Donald M. Fraser DFL
95th-109th (1979–2007) Martin Sabo DFL
110th- (2007 –) Keith Ellison DFL

Elections

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2008

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 228,753 70.9 +14.9
Republican Barb Davis White 71,013 22 -
Independence Bill McGaughey 22,315 6.9 -

2006

Congressman Martin Sabo, DFL retired after 26 years in the House. Keith Ellison, also a DFLer, replaced him. Although Ellison was endorsed by the DFL convention, four non-endorsed candidates ran strong campaigns against him in the DFL primary: Gail Dorfman, Mike Erlandson, Ember Reichgott Junge, and Jack Nelson Pall-Meyer. Ellison won the primary with 41% of the vote. In the general election, he won with 56% of the vote against Jay Pond of the Green Party, Tammy Lee of the Independence Party and Alan Fine of the Republican Party. Ellison is the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress.

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 136,061 56 -
Republican Alan Fine 52,263 21 -
Independence Tammy Lee 51,456 21 -
Green Jay Pond 4,792 2 -

2004

2004 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Martin Sabo 218,411 70 +3
Republican Daniel Mathias 76,598 24 -2
Green Jay Pond 17,983 6 -

2002

2002 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Martin Sabo 171,566 67 -
Republican Daniel Mathias 66,269 26 -
Green Davis 17,825 7 -

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