Republican primary elections for all 67 districts in the Minnesota State Senate took place on Aug. 9, 2022. Of the 67 districts up for election in 2022, 17 had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $878,291. Incumbents raised an average of $55,539 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $15,791 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 41||$96,272||Mary Kunesh-Podein (D)||Tom Dippel and Tony Jurgens|
|District 21||$94,215||Mike Goggin (R)||Bill Weber, Brad Hutchison, and Barb Haley|
|District 15||$81,475||Andrew Mathews (R)||Gary Dahms and Larvita McFarquhar|
|District 54||$64,817||Karla Bigham (D)||Eric Pratt and Natalie Barnes|
|District 9||$63,017||Paul Gazelka (R)||Jordan Rasmusson and Nathan Miller|
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 41 – $96,272
Tom Dippel raised $64,385 and Tony Jurgens raised $31,887.
Tom Dippel advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and Tony Jurgens received 39 percent of the vote.
#2 District 21 – $94,215
Incumbent Bill Weber raised $54,480, Barb Haley raised $39,735, and Brad Hutchison raised $0.
Bill Weber advanced to the general election with 78 percent of the vote, Brad Hutchison received 22 percent of the vote, and Barb Haley withdrew.
#3 District 15 – $81,475
Incumbent Gary Dahms raised $81,475 and Larvita McFarquhar raised $0.
Gary Dahms advanced to the general election with 92 percent of the vote and Larvita McFarquhar received 8 percent of the vote.
#4 District 54 – $64,817
Incumbent Eric Pratt raised $64,817 and Natalie Barnes raised $0.
Eric Pratt advanced to the general election with 54 percent of the vote and Natalie Barnes received 46 percent of the vote.
#5 District 9 – $63,017
Jordan Rasmusson raised $63,017 and Nathan Miller raised $0.
Jordan Rasmusson advanced to the general election with 52 percent of the vote and Nathan Miller received 48 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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