1st District election updates: Hagedorn wins reelection, Feehan concedes

The Associated Press has called Minnesota’s First Congressional District race for the incumbent, Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

The AP called the race Thursday evening after Tuesday’s election left a narrow margin between Hagedorn, a Republican, and his Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party challenger, Dan Feehan.

However, as of Thursday evening, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website listed Hagedorn with a lead of just more than 3,000 votes, which is about a 3% margin.

The First District race was the last Minnesota congressional district the AP called.

Feehan issued the following statement Thursday night:

"Southern Minnesota raised me and instilled the values of service, sacrifice, and community. While we were unsuccessful in our campaign, these values transcend politics and one election and so does our fight to put people first. I would like to congratulate Congressman Jim Hagedorn on his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. To the countless volunteers and campaign staff who have sacrificed and dedicated their lives to our movement, I can’t thank you enough. You shared our People First message with your friends and family, and elevated the voices of those forgotten by the status quo. Because of your hard work, we were able to build a broad and bipartisan coalition. It’s deeply humbling knowing that so many placed their trust in our campaign and I’m reminded of advice I received during my time in the Army: ‘the only easy day was yesterday.’ I launched this campaign with a promise: I’ll always fight to put people first and despite this result, that fight continues for all of us."