Democrats: 70
Republicans: 64
Democrats: 34
Republicans: 33

Current state:


The value of our partnership with The States Project can’t be overstated. They helped us modernize our campaign’s structure and operations, so we could use data and research to help us make smarter decisions. This partnership helped power our new trifecta. We knew early in the election cycle that this would be an uphill battle. Our opponents had both chambers in their sights, and I believe that without The States Project’s help, we very well may have lost both of them.”
Senator Kari Dzeidzic, New Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, re-elected to serve Senate District 60

This was our first election cycle in Minnesota, and though we were on the ground early in 2021, it was still an uphill battle.

While we saw the opportunity for a new trifecta by ending rightwing control of the Minnesota Senate, the House was in the crosshairs of the rightwing, who saw the opportunity for unified control of the legislature. 

We refused to leave any opportunity on the table. We believed winning the Senate majority was possible and helped make sure our in-state partners could play offense for the Senate and not just defense in the House.

Our investment and tactics helped to hold the House and flip the Senate to create the first Democratic trifecta since 2014. With Governor Walz’s re-election, Minnesota’s legislative majorities can get to work improving lives.

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Giving Circles raised the first Minnesota investment — long before most people were thinking about giving political dollars. This kind of early investment was unprecedented in Minnesota, and the outcomes were phenomenal.

  • We held ground to defend the Minnesota House — we could only afford to lose two seats. 
  • In the Senate, we needed to gain three seats for a new majority, and we won the seats we needed.  
  • When we won the Senate, we also increased governing power for diverse state lawmakers. 56 percent of the new majority are women lawmakers, 26 percent are BIPOC, and 9 percent are LGBTQ+, as compared to the previous majority, where just 19 percent of the lawmakers were women, and there were no BIPOC or LGBTQ+ lawmakers.