Midterms Live results

By Dylan Scott and Ryan Mark

Minnesota results for every midterm race

Perhaps the fiercest battleground in the fight for the House of Representatives will be Minnesota.

Democrats are actually favored to flip two Republican-held seats into their column, according to election forecasters, with GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen (in the Third District) and Jason Lewis (in the Second) looking especially vulnerable. But Republicans have a few of their own rarer chances to win seats from Democrats in the First and Eighth Districts, which feature open seats currently held by Democrats in parts of the state more favorable to Trump.

Whether Minnesota ends up a wash between the two parties or whether Democrats net two House seats in the Land of 10,000 Lakes could be decisive in determining who controls the House in 2019.

Republicans also have a shot, if a long one, of winning the governor’s mansion. Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton is retiring, with Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and a former Republican state legislator, Jeff Johnson, running to succeed him. Democrats look like they’ll win both of the Senate seats on the ballot, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar cruising to an easy reelection and Sen. Tina Smith seeking the official stamp of approval from Minnesota voters after she was appointed to replace Al Franken last year.

The attorney general race will also be closely watched, with outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison sticking on the ballot despite domestic abuse allegations from a former romantic partner.

In the state legislature, Democrats could take control of the Senate by flipping just one GOP-held seat. The House is a heavier lift, as even progressive organizers will recognize, but it can’t be ruled out if the blue wave is big enough in 2018.

President Donald Trump is probably the least popular here among Midwestern states, and Morning Consult says his disapproval rating is above 50 percent.

Minnesota US Senate

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Tina Smith 1,370,435 53%
GOP Karin Housley 1,095,827 42%
OTH Jerry Trooien (Unaffiliated Party) 24,370 1%
4,113 of 4,113 (100%) precincts reporting, 2,586,275 total votes

Minnesota US Senate

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Amy Klobuchar 1,566,086 60%
GOP Jim Newberger 940,496 36%
GRN Paula Overby 23,154 1%
4,113 of 4,113 (100%) precincts reporting, 2,596,006 total votes

Minnesota US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Jim Hagedorn 146,203 50%
DEM Dan Feehan 144,894 50%
698 of 697 (100%) precincts reporting, 291,097 total votes

Minnesota US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Angela Craig 177,971 53%
GOP Jason Lewis 159,373 47%
292 of 292 (100%) precincts reporting, 337,344 total votes

Minnesota US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Dean Phillips 202,402 56%
GOP Erik Paulsen 160,838 44%
248 of 248 (100%) precincts reporting, 363,240 total votes

Minnesota US House 4

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Betty McCollum 216,740 66%
GOP Greg Ryan 97,723 30%
225 of 225 (100%) precincts reporting, 328,235 total votes

Minnesota US House 5

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Ilhan Omar 267,690 78%
GOP Jennifer Zielinski 74,437 22%
236 of 236 (100%) precincts reporting, 342,127 total votes

Minnesota US House 6

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Tom Emmer 192,946 61%
DEM Ian Todd 122,334 39%
279 of 279 (100%) precincts reporting, 315,280 total votes

Minnesota US House 7

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Collin Peterson 146,672 52%
GOP Dave Hughes 134,666 48%
1,329 of 1,329 (100%) precincts reporting, 281,338 total votes

Minnesota US House 8

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Pete Stauber 159,388 51%
DEM Joe Radinovich 141,972 45%
OTH Ray Sandman (Independence Party) 12,768 4%
806 of 806 (100%) precincts reporting, 314,128 total votes

Minnesota Governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Tim Walz 1,392,976 54%
GOP Jeff Johnson 1,097,728 42%
OTH Chris Wright (Grassroots Party) 68,738 3%
LIB Josh Welter 26,789 1%