MinnPost’s 2022 Election Central


Welcome to MinnPost’s central page for the 2022 election. It’s a huge midterm year with the governor and attorney general, secretary, all 201 legislators, all eight members Congress, and some high-profile local races within the Twin Cities metro. This section will provide all the information you need before Nov. 8 elections. Scroll down to find stories by issue and contest, which are updated as they become available.

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Governor 2022

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On Nov. 8, DFL Gov. Tim Walz will be up against Scott Jensen, the Republican nominee for the presidency.

2022 Congressional races

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The November election will see all eight Minnesota congressional seats up for grabs. Two of the eight Minnesota congressional seats are currently in high demand: The 2nd District, a rematch of Democratic Rep. Angie Craig with GOP contender Tyler Kistner. This race is expected to be the most expensive in the nation; and the 1st District where GOP Rep. Brad Finstad faces Democrat Jeff Ettinger.

Legislative 2022

All 201 seats in Minnesota’s Legislature will be up for reelection after redistricting. The DFL holds the Minnesota House, while Republicans hold the Senate. Each party will fight for control of the existing body and hopes to win control of another.

Attorney general 2022

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According to polling, Minnesota’s race for attorney general could be close. Jim Schultz, the GOP nominee, is up against incumbent AG Keith Ellison.

Secretary of State 2022

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In the wake of the false claims that the 2020 election result was rigged, the Secretary of State has been more prominent in his role in managing elections. The November election will see Steve Simon, DFL Secretary of state, face Kim Crockett, GOP nominee.

Auditor 2022

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Ryan Wilson, a GOP challenger to Julie Blaha, DFL state auditor, will be challenging Julie Blaha.

Public Safety

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At all levels of government, from local races to the state and Congressional, public safety is a key issue. This issue has been a central focus of GOP campaigns due to rising crime rates and stories about seemingly violent acts.

Roe rewritten and abortion

After Roe was overturned by the Supreme Court in June, abortion became a key election issue. DFLers have made it a central part of their campaigns, particularly in key suburban areas. Republicans believe that public safety and inflation are more important to voters.

Campaign finance 2022

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While money can’t buy love, it can buy you ads. Which candidates are leading in the money race Which political committees are spending big on independent expenditures?

Hennepin County Attorney 2022

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Hennepin County features a highly-visible county attorney race as well as a sheriff election on the November ballot. Mary Moriarty and Martha Holton Dimick are competing to succeed Mike Freeman, the long-serving top prosecutor. The county’s top police officer job is now open after Dave Hutchinson, Hennepin County Sheriff, announced that he will not run for reelection due to a drunken driving conviction. Joseph Banks, Dawanna Witt and Dawanna Witt are all vying for it.

Additional 2022 elections

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