Republican Brad Finstad wins reelection in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District

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(ABC 6 News) – Incumbent Republican Congressman Brad Finstad has been reelected to represent Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District by defeating Democratic candidate, Jeff Ettinger, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party of Minnesota candidate, Brian Abrahamson, and Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate, Richard Reisdorf.

The Associated Press called the race around 12:08 a.m. after Finstad earned 54% of votes.

Finstad was elected to serve out the remainder of late Jim Hagedorn’s term in Congress back in August. He has additionally served three terms in Minnesota’s House of Representatives, where he represented Brown, Watonwan and Redwood counties. During former President Donald Trump’s term, he served as Minnesota’s director for USDA Rural Development.