ⓘ 2006 Minnesota's 5th congressional district election

                                     

ⓘ 2006 Minnesotas 5th congressional district election

Minnesotas 5th congressional district election, 2006 was an election for the United States House of Representatives for the open seat of incumbent Martin Olav Sabo, who retired after serving the Minneapolis-based district for 28 years.

Szabo, who rarely face serious electoral challenge, won reelection with 70% of the vote in 2004 in a district that went for John Kerry by 71% in the presidential election. Seat elected candidates of the Minnesota Democratic farmer-Labor party DFL since 1962 and was rated "Safe democratic" CQ politics.

A surprise announcement sabos in March 2006 prompted many Democrats to enter the race. While the state Republic Keith Ellison received the endorsement of the party, he was not backed by Sabo and faced a stiff primary competition from former Sabo aide Mike Erlandson, among others. Having survived the primary, Ellison handily defeated Republican Alan fine and independent Tammy Lee in the General election.

                                     
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