Republican primary elections for all 134 districts in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Aug. 9, 2022. Of the 134 districts up for election in 2022, 15 had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $503,351. Incumbents raised an average of $61,268 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $6,567 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 54A||$129,501||Keith Franke (R)||Erik Mortensen and Bob Loonan|
|District 26B||$57,670||Nels Pierson (R)||Greg Davids and Laura Thorson|
|District 10B||$56,689||Dale Lueck (R)||Isaac Schultz, Blake Paulson, and John Ulrick|
|District 27B||$55,576||Patricia Mueller (R)||Kurt Daudt and Rachel Davis|
|District 6B||$53,019||Dave Lislegard (D)||Josh Heintzeman and Doug Kern|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 54A – $129,501
Incumbent Erik Mortensen raised $115,776 and Bob Loonan raised $13,725.
Erik Mortensen advanced to the general election with 55 percent of the vote and Bob Loonan received 45 percent of the vote.
#2 District 26B – $57,670
Incumbent Greg Davids raised $57,670 and Laura Thorson raised $0.
Greg Davids advanced to the general election with 76 percent of the vote and Laura Thorson received 24 percent of the vote.
#3 District 10B – $56,689
Isaac Schultz raised $33,837, Blake Paulson raised $19,142, and John Ulrick raised $3,710.
Isaac Schultz advanced to the general election with 58 percent of the vote, Blake Paulson received 34 percent of the vote, and John Ulrick received 9 percent of the vote.
#4 District 27B – $55,576
Incumbent Kurt Daudt raised $55,576 and Rachel Davis raised $0.
Kurt Daudt advanced to the general election with 73 percent of the vote and Rachel Davis received 27 percent of the vote.
#5 District 6B – $53,019
Incumbent Josh Heintzeman raised $49,051 and Doug Kern raised $3,968.
Josh Heintzeman advanced to the general election with 81 percent of the vote and Doug Kern received 19 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
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