2008 Caucus Results:
Barack Obama: 66%
Hillary Clinton: 32%
Mit Romney: 41%
John McCain: 22%
Mike Huckabee: 20%
2004 Election Results:
John Kerry: 51.09%
George W. Bush: 47.61%
2000 Election Results:
Al Gore: 47.90%
George W. Bush: 45.50%
Under 25k: 23.5%
Over 100k: 12.6%
Less than H.S.: 12%
H.S. or Higher: 87.9%
BA or Higher: 27.4%
Grad/Prof Deg: 8.3%
Minnesota is famous for its quirky political culture-after all, it's the only state that once elected a former pro-wrestler as its governor and currently has a comedian running for a hotly-contested senate seat. The state is shaping up to remain an unpredictable presidential battleground in November.
Republicans picked Minnesota for their convention for a reason and are obviously preparing for an all-out fight here.
John Kerry defeated President Bush by less than four percent in 2004, but early surveys show Obama with a much more comfortable lead. Still, Republicans picked Minnesota for their convention for a reason and are obviously preparing for an all-out fight here.
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