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Minnesota's 8th congressional district
The 8th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
The 8th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
Current Representative Jim Oberstar (DFL)
Area 27,583[1] mi² (71,440 km²)
Distribution 37% urban, 63% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $37,911
Ethnicity 95.1% White, 0.5% Black, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 2.6% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D + 3

Minnesota's 8th congressional district covers the northeastern part of Minnesota. The district is best-known for its mining, agriculture, and shipping industries; it leans Democratic with a CPVI of D + 3.[3] The district has been represented by Jim Oberstar, a DFLer, scoring 13% conservative by a conservative group[4] and 86% progressive by a liberal group[5] since 1975; he is Minnesota's most senior representative. This district contains Duluth, Hibbing, and the Mesabi and Vermilion iron ranges.

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Historical representation

Congress Representative Party
58th-60th (1903–1909) James Bede Republican
61st-65th (1909–1919) Clarence B. Miller Republican
66th (1919–1921) William Leighton Carss Farmer-Labor
67th-68th (1921–1925) Oscar Larson Republican
69th-70th (1925–1929) William Leighton Carss Farmer-Labor
71st-72nd (1929–1933) William Pittenger Republican
73rd (1933–1935) Ernest Lundeen Farmer-Labor
74th (1935–1937) William Pittenger Republican
75th (1937–1939) John Bernard Farmer-Labor
76th-79th (1939–1947) William Pittenger Republican
80th-93rd (1947–1975) John Blatnik DFL
94th-Incumbent (1975–) Jim Oberstar DFL

Elections

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2008

2008 Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James Oberstar 240,586 67.6 +3.6
Republican Michael Cummins 114,588 32.2 -
N/A others 573 0.2 -

2006

2006 Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James Oberstar 194,677 64 -1
Republican Rod Grams 101,744 34 -
Unaffiliated Harry Welty 6,535 2 -

2004

2004 Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James Oberstar 228,509 65 -4
Republican Mark Groettum 112,657 32 -
Green Van Presley 8,931 3 -

2002

2002 Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James Oberstar 193,959 69 -
Republican Bob Lemen 88,423 31 -

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cd109th/MN/ur_c9_27.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-02.  
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. http://fastfacts.census.gov/servlet/CWSFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=50000US2708&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US27%7C50000US2707&_street=&_county=&_cd=50000US2708&_cityTown=&_state=04000US27&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=500&_content=&_keyword=&_industry=. Retrieved 2007-04-02.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". The Campaign Legal Center. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2007-03-30.  
  4. ^ "Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005" (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. June, 2006. http://www.sbecouncil.org/uploads/Ratings2005Scorecard.pdf. Retrieved 2006-11-02.  
  5. ^ "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. http://www.progressivepunch.org. Retrieved 2006-11-02.  


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