U.S. House Roundup: Tight races around Minnesota
Democrats hold four of state's seats; Republicans hope to add.
ST. PAUL — Here is a look at U.S. House races around Minnesota on Tuesday, Nov. 8:
CD1: Ettinger seeks Finstad's seat
Republican Brad Finstad is facing a challenge from Democrat Jeff Ettinger in Minnesota's 1st.
Finstad is the incumbent, having won a special election after the death of 1st District Rep. Jim Hagedorn in February.
As of 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, Finstad was ahead with 57.1% of the vote, vs. 38.8% for Ettinger. (263 of 749 precincts reporting.)
Other candidates included Brian Abrahamson, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis; and Richard Reisdorf, Legal Marijuana Now.
District 1 runs across Minnesota's southern border.
CD2: Craig-Kistner battle again
Democratic incumbent Angie Craig again faced a challenge from Republican Tyler Kistner.
Craig and Kistner were in a tight battle Tuesday night, 46.2% to 50.3%, with 89 of 257 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
Legal Marijuana Now candidate Paula Overby died in October, but remained on the ballot.
District 2 includes the south metro suburbs of Eagan, Burnsville and Hastings, among others.
CD3: Phillips faces Weiler
Democrat Dean Phillips, the incumbent, was challenged by Republican Tom Weiler.
Phillips held the advantage over Weiler Tuesday night, 59.6% to 40.4%, with 227 of 231 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
District 3 includes the Minneapolis suburbs of Bloomington and Brooklyn Park, among others.
CD4: Xiong mounts challenge to McCollum
Democratic incumbent Betty McCollum was challenged by Republican May Lor Xiong.
McCollum led Xiong Tuesday night, 63.8% to 36.1%, with 73 of 212 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
District 4 includes St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.
CD5: Omar vs. Davis in Minneapolis
Democratic incumbent Ilhan Omar faced a challenge from Cicely Davis, a Republican.
Omar led Davis Tuesday night, 74.4% to 24.4%, with 212 of 217 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
District 5 includes Minneapolis and a ring of suburbs from the north metro, around the west to the southwest part of the city.
CD6: Emmer faces Hendricks
Republican Tom Emmer was challenged by Democrat Jeanne Hendricks.
Emmer led Hendricks Tuesday night, 61.5% to 38.3%, with 105 of 273 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
District 6 includes St. Cloud and suburbs in the western metro.
CD7: Abahsain aims for Fischbach
Republican incumbent Michelle Fischbach is challenged by Democrat Jill Abahsain.
Fischbach led Abahsain as of 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, 62% to 32.2%, with 401 of 1,329 precincts reporting.
Legal Marijuana Now candidate Travis "Bull" Johnson was also seeking the 7th District seat.
District 7 takes up most of western Minnesota.
CD8: Stauber vs. Schultz in the 8th
Democrat Jen Schultz is seeking the seat held by Republican Pete Stauber.
Stauber led Schultz Tuesday night, 61.6% to 38.3%, with 140 of 835 precincts reporting as of 10:18 p.m.
District 8 takes up all of northeast Minnesota, including Duluth, Bemidji and Brainerd, among others.