Election Results: Stauber Beats Radinovich in 8th District

Election Results: Stauber Beats Radinovich in 8th District Photo: KSTP

November 07, 2018 12:41 AM

UPDATE 12:40 a.m.

Republican Pete Stauber has captured a once solidly Democratic northeastern Minnesota congressional district that swung hard for President Donald Trump in 2016.

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Stauber beat Democratic former state lawmaker Joe Radinovich to flip the seat back to the GOP for the first time since 2012. The seat opened up when Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan announced he wouldn't run for a fourth term.

Minnesota's 8th District was a rare bright spot for Republicans in an otherwise bleak year for the GOP. The area was once considered a Democratic lock but has been trending toward Republicans. Trump carried the district by 15 points.

Stauber is a St. Louis County commissioner and retired police officer. He branded Radinovich as out-of-step with an increasingly Republican-leaning district.


UPDATE 11:40 p.m.

The Associated Press is reporting that Pete Stauber has been declared the winner in the 8th Congressional District race against Joe Radinovich.

UPDATE 11:25 p.m.

As of 11:25 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 100,725 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 78,355 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 546 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 10:10 p.m.

As of 10:10 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 38,161 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 26,287 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 253 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 9:55 p.m.

As of 9:55 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 26,162 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 18,142 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 206 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 9:33 p.m.

As of 9:33 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 17,493 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 11,081 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 167 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 9:09 p.m.

As of 9:09 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 9,444 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 6,588 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 111 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 8:38 p.m.

As of 8:38 p.m., Pete Stauber is leading the race with 6,826 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Joe Radinovich is trailing with 4,586 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 66 precincts have reported results.


Voters went to the polls Tuesday, casting their ballots in the mid-term elections.

Republican Pete Stauber was taking on Democrat Joe Radinovich in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District. 

The race has been viewed by many observers as one of the best chances for a Republican gain. Democratic incumbent Rick Nolan elected not to seek re-election.

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President Donald Trump held a rally in the district in Duluth this summer.

Stauber is a St. Louis County commissioner. Radinovich is a former state legislator.

The 7th District encompasses the Iron Range and northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth, down the I-35 corridor toward the Twin Cities.

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