U.S. House Roundup: Tight races around Minnesota

Democrats hold four of state's seats; Republicans hope to add.

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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

DFL Rep. Angie Craig, left, and Republican Tyler Kistner

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

DFL Rep. Dean Phillips, left, and Republican Tom 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 Rep. Betty McCollum, left, and Republican May Lor Xiong

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 Rep. Ilhan Omar, left, and Republican Cicely Davis

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 Rep. Tom Emmer, left, and Democrat Jeanne 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.

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