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1994 United States Senate election in Minnesota

1994 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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Nominee Rod Grams Ann Wynia Dean Barkley
Party Independent-Republican Democratic–Farmer–Labor Independence
Popular vote 869,653 781,860 95,400
Percentage 49.1% 44.1% 5.4%

County Results
Grams:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Wynia:      40-50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

David Durenberger

Elected U.S. Senator

Rod Grams

The 1994 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held November 8, 1994. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator David Durenberger decided to retire instead of seeking a third full term. Republican Rod Grams won the open seat. As of 2019, this is the last time the Republicans have won the Class 1 Senate Seat from Minnesota.

Major candidates





General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Grams 869,653 49.1
Democratic Ann Wynia 781,860 44.1
Independence Dean Barkley 95,400 5.4
Independent Candice E. Sjostrom 15,920 0.9
Natural Law Stephen Johnson 5,054 0.3
Socialist Workers Marea Himelgrin 2,428 0.1

See also