Minnesota’s northeastern Congressional district is back in Republican hands for the first time since the Truman administration. Challenger Chip Cravaack upset DFLer Jim Oberstar in the district that runs from Chisago City to the Canadian border.
Cravaak defeated Oberstar by about 4,000 votes.
“The votes have spoken,” Cravaack said. “I hope they are paying attention in Washington. Because you have spoken loud and clear, not just from Minnesota, but from across this great nation. Let this serve as a warning to Congress. We don’t work for you. You work for us.”
All the rest of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation won re-election, including a closely watched race in southern Minnesota’s 1st district, represented by DFLer Tim Walz.
Listen to Cravaack’s victory speech here: