Normally, this race gets little attention. Rep. Martin Sabo runs. Rep. Martin Sabo wins easily. But on March 18, 2006, Sabo announced his retirement from Congress; an announcement that took even DFL-insiders by surprise. Minnesota's 5th Congressional District is made up primarily of the city of Minneapolis and a few adjoining suburbs. It includes the affluent neighborhoods around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, the University of Minnesota, and the downtown area. However, a large section of the 5th also includes residents with considerably lower incomes.