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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Minn. House, 1995-2009; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: May 14, 1965; Bakersfield, Calif.
Residence: Eden Prairie
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Kelly Paulsen; four children
Education: St. Olaf College, B.A. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Trade); Joint Economic

Election History
2014generalErik Paulsen (R) 167,51562.1
Sharon Sund (D) 101,84637.8
2012generalErik Paulsen (R) 222,33558.1
Brian Barnes (D) 159,93741.8
2010generalErik Paulsen (R) 161,17758.8
Jim Meffert (D) 100,24036.6
Jon Oleson (INDC) 12,5084.6
2008generalErik Paulsen (R) 178,93248.5
Ashwin Madia (D) 150,78740.9
David Dillon (INDC) 38,97010.6
Roll Call Vitals


Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.