Updated Jan 18, 2024 - Politics

Here's who is on the ballot for Minnesota's presidential primaries

Illustration of a voting booth looming over the White House.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Minnesota's 2024 presidential primary ballots are set.

Driving the news: The Minnesota Republican Party and Minnesota DFL Party leaders submitted their approved candidate lists for the March 5 election to the Secretary of State in mid-December.

  • Major political parties, including the Legal Marijuana Now Party, faced a Jan. 2 deadline for providing a line-up to the office.

The big picture: Voters on both sides of the aisle will have multiple options when they head to the polls on Super Tuesday, which is March 5. Early voting starts Jan. 19.

Of note: The DFL also asked that the ballot include an "uncommitted" option and a space for write-in candidates.

Between the lines: Democratic leaders in some other states are seeking to keep Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips and other challengers to President Biden off their primary ballots.

  • Phillips, who will appear on Minnesota's ballot, has pledged to challenge those decisions.

The other side: The state Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge seeking to block former President Trump from the ballot, allowing the GOP front-runner to remain in the mix for the state's election.

Zoom in: Here are the candidate lists submitted by each party:


  • President Joe Biden
  • Eban Cambridge
  • Gabriel Cornejo
  • Frankie Lozada
  • Jason Palmer
  • Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato
  • U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips
  • Cenk Uygur
  • Marianne Williamson


  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
  • Former Gov. Nikki Haley
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Former President Trump

Legal Marijuana Now:

  • Vermin Supreme
  • Krystal Gabel
  • Dennis Schuller
  • Edward Forchion
  • Rudy Reyes

More coverage: Meet the 2024 presidential candidates

Editor's note: This story was originally published in December 2023 and has been updated to include more information.


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