Tim Walz (D) vs Jeff Johnson (R)
Minnesota will hold an election for governor and lieutenant governor on November 6, 2018. The filing deadline for candidates seeking to participate in this election was June 5, 2018.
Sitting Gov. Mark Dayton (D) announced that he would not seek election to a third term in 2018, leaving the seat open. In the previous ten gubernatorial elections in Minnesota, six have resulted in the seat changing party hands. The last time a Minnesota gubernatorial election was won by a candidate of the outgoing governor's political party was in 1946, when Luther Youngdahl (R) was elected to succeed Edward John Thye (R). Rep. Tim Walz (D) and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (R) won their party's respective primaries on August 14. They will be joined on the general election ballot by Libertarian candidate Josh Welter and Grassroots Party candidate Chris Wright.
2018 Politics - Minnesota Gubernatorial Race, Predict the winner - Tim Walz (D) vs Jeff Johnson (R)