MIDTERM 2018: Polls are closed and election results are in, the latest here

ROCEHSTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Minnesota polls have closed Tuesday night and election results are nearly all locked in.

AP reports Amy Klobuchar will take the victory again. Klobuchar has held the seat as the U.S. Senator for Minnesota since 2007.

Tina Smith has also been confirmed for the U.S. Senate. Smith took over the Senate seat in early January after Al Franken resigned for sexual misconduct last December. Smith beat Republican State Senator Karin Housley of Stillwater.

AP also declared Keith Ellison as Attorney General. Republican candidate Doug Wardlow came close but could not beat Ellison. Ellison sparked much controversy in his run for Attorney General due to several accusations claiming he was physically and emotionally abusive to his ex-girlfriend.


AP also reported Tim Walz as the winner for Minnesota governor. Walz was the favored candidate over Jeff Johnson after the Primary Elections that happened in August 2018. Walz ended his election campaigning in Rochester Tuesday.

Minnesota’s First Congressional District had a toss for the winning seat all Tuesday night. As of 7:27 a.m. Hagedorn takes the lead with a 1,466 vote advantage. The count is not officially confirmed and will most likely require a recount.

Angie Craig takes the seat as Minnesota’s Second Congressional District Representative. DFL Craig beat Conservative radio talk show host Jason Lewis who originally took the seat two years ago. The district covers Goodhue and Wabasha counties.

Democratic candidate Abby Finkenauer takes the win as First Congressional District in Iowa. Finkenauer beat Republican Rob Blum who had been representing the First Congressional District since 2015.

Republican Steve King in Iowa took the Fourth Congressional District Representative seat. King beat J.D. Scholten who said King’s extreme positions are out of touch with the people of the Fourth Congressional District.

Nikki Naik

Nikki Naik

Social Media and Digital Content Manager for KTTC TV nnaik@kttc.com | @nrnaik20

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