2012 Minnesota Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Minnesota senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Minnesota Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Minnesota senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
65.2%1850593DAmy Klobuchar
30.6%867781RKurt Bills
2.6%73447IStephen Williams
1.1%30443GTim Davis
0.5%13929IMichael Cavlan
Election Information for Minnesota
Primary DateAugust 14, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentAmy Klobuchar
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Minnesota Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat senate Primary Election in Minnesota - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
91%181862Amy Klobuchar34
3%6748Dick Franson0
3%6568Jack Shepard2
3%5068Darryl Stanton0
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Minnesota - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
51%62872Kurt Bills6
35%43125David Carlson6
13%16488Bob Carney0

Description of Election

Primary Election

Incumbent Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is facing some challengers in the primar, but is expected to win easily and go on to the general election. The Republicans have three candidates listed with State Representative Kurt Bills going up against David Carlson. Bob Carney has not put forth any visible effort in the campaign to date.

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
July 26, 2012Last day to pre-register to vote in the August 14, 2012 primary election. You may register on election day at the polls.
August 14, 2012Primary election day for the House and Senate.
October 18, 2012Last day to pre-register to vote in the November 6, 2012 general election. You may register on election day at the polls.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Minnesota in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar
58%
2006
38%
Mark Kennedy
Mark Dayton
49%
2000
43%
Rod Grams
Ann Wynia
44%
1994
59%
Rod Grams
Hubert H. "Skip" Hum
41%
1988
56%
Dave Durenberger
Mark Dayton
47%
1982
53%
Dave Durenberger
Bob Short
35%
1978
61%
David Durenberger