The 2018 midterms mark the first time since 1978 that Minnesota’s entire U.S. Congressional delegation, the state House of Representatives, and the governor’s seat are up for grabs. On primary day, Minnesotans selected a powerful progressive ticket to put forward in the upcoming historic midterm elections, including:
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed candidates and fierce advocates for reproductive freedom, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith for U.S. Senate;
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed candidates Dan Feehan (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), and Betty McCollum (MN-04), along with reproductive health champions Ilhan Omar for Congress (MN-05) and Joe Radinovich (MN-08) for the U.S. House of Representatives;
- Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund endorsed candidates, Tim Walz for Governor and Peggy Flanagan for Lieutenant Governor, two of Planned Parenthood’s most outspoken and passionate supporters;
- A longtime advocate for reproductive rights with a 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund voting record, Keith Ellison for Attorney General;
- and many other reproductive rights champions up and down the ballot.
The primaries saw the highest turnout in a Minnesota primary since 1982, with voters in the Democratic primary outnumbering Republicans nearly 2 to 1.
By selecting pro-Planned Parenthood candidates up and down the ballot, voters sent a clear message: Minnesotans want reproductive health and rights champions on the forefront of the general election in November.