|Minnesota's 5th congressional district|
Minnesota's 5th congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Area||124 sq mi (320 km2)|
|Population (2018 est.)||718,802|
|This govtrack.us map is a useful representation of the 5th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.|
Minnesota's 5th congressional district is a geographically small urban and suburban congressional district in Minnesota. It covers eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties. Besides Minneapolis, major cities in the district include St. Louis Park, Richfield, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, New Hope, and Fridley, and northeast Edina.
It was created in 1883 and was named the "Bloody Fifth" on account of the first election. The contest between Knute Nelson and Charles F. Kindred involved graft, intimidation, and election fraud at every turn. The Republican convention on July 12 in Detroit Lakes was compared to the historic Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. One hundred and fifty delegates fought over eighty seats. After a scuffle in the main conference center, the Kindred and Nelson campaigns nominated each of their candidates.
The district is strongly Democratic with a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of D+26—by far the most Democratic district in the state. The 5th is also the most Democratic district in the Upper Midwest. The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) has held the seat without interruption since 1963, and the Republicans have not tallied more than 40 percent of the vote in almost half a century.
The district is represented by Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first black woman to represent Minnesota in that chamber. Omar, also an American Muslim, succeeded future Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, the first American Muslim to serve in Congress.
List of members representing the district
|Democratic (DFL)||Martin Sabo||171,572||67%||−|
|Democratic (DFL)||Martin Sabo||218,434||69.7%||+2.7%|
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 Pallmeyer. 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 was the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress.
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||136,060||55.6%||−14.1%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||228,776||70.9%||+15.3%|
|Republican||Barb Davis White||71,020||22%||+0.7%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||154,833||67.7%||−3.2|
|Independent Progressive||Michael James Cavlan||2,468||1.1%||−|
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||262,102||74.5%||+6.8%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||167,079||70.8%||−3.7%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Keith Ellison||249,964||69.1%||−1.6%|
|Legal Marijuana Now||Dennis Schuller||30,759||8.5%||—|
|Democratic (DFL)||Ilhan Omar||267,703||78.0%||+8.8%|
Election results from recent statewide races
|Year||Office||Winner and results|
|2000||President||Al Gore (Democratic) 63–29%|
|2004||President||John Kerry (Democratic) 71–28%|
|2008||President||Barack Obama (Democratic) 74–24%|
|2012||President||Barack Obama (Democratic) 74–24%|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton (Democratic) 74–19%|
|2018||Senator||Amy Klobuchar (Democratic) 80.1–14.8%|
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