Interactive graphic: Legislative races in 2012 election

  • Graphic by: JIM RAGSDALE, RAYMOND GRUMNEY and CHRIS HAVENS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 16, 2012 - 2:22 PM

These maps show the new redrawn legislative districts over the 2010 districts, color-coded according to that year's election results.
Click on the districts to see who the 2012 candidates are. Outlined districts are 2012 races of note.

* An (i) denotes an incumbent candidate. In some cases, there are two incumbents in one race as a result of redistricting.

HOUSE

Republicans hold a 72-61 margin with one vacant seat after Lyle Koenen won a special Senate election. DFLers would have to gain seven seats overall to get to 68 votes and gain the majority. The GOP can lose as many as four seats and still have a voting majority.

SENATE

Republicans hold a 37-to-30 majority in the Senate (actually 37-29 because DFL Sen. John Harrington has resigned, but his St. Paul seat is considered a strong DFL district.) That means the DFL would have to gain four seats (in addition to holding Harrington’s ) to get to 34 votes and have the majority. Republicans can lose up to three seats and still keep the majority.