Republican Brad Finstad wins special election for Minnesota House seat

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2022
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2022 Elections, Elections, Special Election, Minnesota, Brad Finstad
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Republican Brad Finstad won a special election to fill the remainder of late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn's term in southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: Finstad, a former legislator and USDA rural development director, defeated Democratic nominee and former Hormel CEO Jeff Ettinger.

Background: Hagedorn, a two-term GOP congressman, died in January of kidney cancer at age 59.

Finstad defeated a slate of rivals that included a conservative state legislator backed by the Freedom Caucus and the late congressman's wife, former Minnesota Republican Party chair Jennifer Carnahan, to win the GOP...

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