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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2000

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2000

November 7, 2000

Nominee Mark Dayton Rod Grams
Party DFL Republican Independence
Popular vote 1,181,553 1,047,474 140,583
Percentage 48.8% 43.3% 5.81%

County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Rod Grams

Elected U.S. Senator

Mark Dayton

The 2000 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held on November 7, 2000 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota. The race pitted incumbent Republican Senator Rod Grams against Minnesota State Auditor Mark Dayton. Dayton won with 48.83% of the vote against Grams’ 43.29%.


  • Major candidates 1
    • DFL 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3

Major candidates




2000 Minnesota U.S. Senate Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Mark Dayton 1,181,553 48.83% +4.73%
Republican Rod Grams 1,047,474 43.29% -5.76%
Independence James Gibson 140,583 5.81% +0.43%
Grassroots David Daniels 21,447 0.89% -0.01%
Socialist Workers Rebecca Ellis 12,956 0.54% +0.40%
Constitution David Swan 8,915 0.37% n/a
Libertarian Erik D. Pakieser 6,588 0.27% n/a
Write-in Ole Savior 4 0.00% n/a
Majority 134,079 5.54%
Turnout 2,419,520 74.10%


  1. ^ General Election Results, Minnesota Secretary of State
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