Minnesota's 8th Congressional District
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Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

Minnesota's 8th congressional district
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Minnesota's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area27,583[1] sq mi (71,440 km2)
Distribution
  • 61.53% rural[2]
  • 38.47% urban
Population (2018 est.)672,274[3]
Median income$56,656[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[5]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 8th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 8th congressional district covers the northeastern part of Minnesota. It is anchored by Duluth, the state's fifth-largest city. It also includes most of the Mesabi & Vermilion iron ranges, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the Superior National Forest. The district is best known for its mining, agriculture, tourism, and shipping industries.

For many decades, the district reliably voted Democratic, but in 2016, Republicans made strong gains and Donald Trump carried the district by a 15-point margin. In the 2018 midterm election, it was one of only three congressional districts in the country which flipped to Republican. The eastern part of the district (Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties) tends to vote Democratic while the rest of the district leans Republican.[6]

The district is represented by Republican Pete Stauber.[6][7]

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
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James Bede
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
[data unknown/missing]
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Clarence B. Miller
Republican March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1919
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[data unknown/missing]
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William Leighton Carss
Farmer-Labor March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1921
66th [data unknown/missing]
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Oscar Larson
Republican March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1925
67th
68th
[data unknown/missing]
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William Leighton Carss
Farmer-Labor March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1929
69th
70th
[data unknown/missing]
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William Pittenger
Republican March 4, 1929 -
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
District inactive March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd All members elected At-large on a general ticket
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William Pittenger
Republican January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th [data unknown/missing]
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John Bernard
Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1939
75th [data unknown/missing]
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William Pittenger
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1947
76th
77th
78th
79th
[data unknown/missing]
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John Blatnik
Democratic-Farmer-Labor January 3, 1947 -
December 31, 1974
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 -
January 3, 1975
93rd
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Jim Oberstar
Democratic-Farmer-Labor January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 2011
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Chip Cravaack
Republican January 3, 2011 -
January 3, 2013
112th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Rick Nolan
Democratic-Farmer-Labor January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2012.
Retired to run for Lt. Governor of Minnesota.
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Pete Stauber
Republican January 3, 2019 -
present
116th [data unknown/missing]

Recent elections

Year Nominee Party Votes % Nominee Party Votes % Nominee Party Votes %
2002 Jim Oberstar Democratic 193,959 68.6 Bob Lemen Republican 88,423 31.2
2004 Jim Oberstar Democratic 228,509 65.2 Mark Groettum Republican 112,657 32.2 Van Presley Green 8,933 2.5
2006 Jim Oberstar Democratic 194,677 63.6 Rod Grams Republican 101,744 34.4 Harry Welty Unity 5,508 1.9
2008 Jim Oberstar Democratic 240,586 67.6 Michael Cummins Republican 114,588 32.2
2010 Jim Oberstar Democratic 129,072 46.6 Chip Cravaack Republican 133,479 48.2 Timothy Olson Independence 11,876 4.3
2012 Rick Nolan Democratic 192,748 54.5 Chip Cravaack Republican 161,113 45.5
2014 Rick Nolan Democratic 129,089 48.5 Stewart Mills III Republican 125,357 47.1 Ray Sandman Green 11,450 4.3
2016 Rick Nolan Democratic 178,893 50.2 Stewart Mills III Republican 176,821 49.6
2018 Joe Radinovich Democratic 141,972 45.2 Pete Stauber Republican 159,388 50.7 Ray Sandman Independence 12,741 4.1

Election results from statewide races

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ a b "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. US Census Bureau Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP).
  4. ^ "Census profile: Congressional District 8, MN". Census Reporter.
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Minnesota Election Results 2018: Live Midterm Map by County & Analysis". Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Minnesota's 8th Congressional District election, 2016 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016.

Coordinates: 47°15?01?N 92°57?50?W / 47.25028°N 92.96389°W / 47.25028; -92.96389


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