Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district (current) covers the south Twin Cities metro area and contains all of Scott, Dakota, Goodhue, and Wabasha counties. It also contains part of northern and eastern Rice County including the city of Northfield, and southern Washington County including the city of Cottage Grove. Burnsville and Eagan are the largest cities in the district. Historically, for many decades in the mid 20th century the 2nd congressional district covered the southwest corner of the state, while the 1st congressional district covered most of this part of the state.
|Minnesota's 2nd congressional district|
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||3,035 sq mi (7,860 km2)|
|THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 2nd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.|
Three of Minnesota’s most important rivers run through the district, the Mississippi River, the Minnesota River, and the St. Croix River. Interstate highways I-35 E and I-35 W merge in the district in addition to the north-south thoroughfares of U.S. Routes 169, 61, and 52 and the east-west Route 212. The suburban areas in the northern part of the district blend into the rural farmland in the south. The district's economy includes agriculture, small businesses, and large corporations.
Some of the largest employers in the district are Thomson North American Legal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, 3M, Cambria, and Red Wing Shoes. The district includes Pine Bend Refinery, the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, owned by Koch Industries.
The 2nd District is also home to two private liberal arts colleges: St. Olaf and Carleton, both in Northfield. Shakopee is home to Minnesota's largest amusement park, Valleyfair, as well as Canterbury Park.
Two of Minnesota's oldest cities, Hastings and Red Wing are in the district. The district hosts heritage festivals and town celebrations, such as Kolacky days in Montgomery, the Pine Island Cheese festival, and Shakopee Derby Days.
Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Angie Craig, who defeated incumbent Republican Jason Lewis in the 2018 election. The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R + 2. The district is competitive, with several sources identifying it as a toss-up or battleground district.
List of members representing the districtEdit
Recent election resultsEdit
|Republican||Jason Lewis (incumbent)||159,344||47.15|
|DFL gain from Republican|
Election results from presidential racesEdit
|2000||President||George W. Bush 51 - Al Gore 44%||Republican|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 54 - John Kerry 45%||Republican|
|2008||President||John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 48%||Republican|
|2012||President||Barack Obama 49.1 - Mitt Romney 49.0%||Democratic|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 46.5 - Hillary Clinton 45.3%||Republican|
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- Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
- Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". The Campaign Legal Center. Retrieved March 30, 2007.
- Sawyer, Liz (May 7, 2016). "Jason Lewis wins GOP endorsement in 2nd Congressional District race". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- Montgomery, David (August 24, 2016). "Who's winning in the 2nd District? Candidates' polls disagree". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- Wasserman, David. "Primary Results Move MN-02 from Toss Up to Lean Democratic". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "MN Election Results". minnesotaelectionresults.sos.state.mn.us.
- Results for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Retrieved on November 9, 2016
- Results for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Retrieved on November 7, 2018