7th District election updates: Fischbach wins seat

Here are the latest updates for Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District race:

  • As of 12:39 a.m., the Associated Press reports that Michelle Fischbach has won the Seventh Congressional seat. As of 12:36 a.m., Fischbach held 53.8% of the vote, compared to Peterson’s 39.6%.

In a statement via her social media, Fischbach said, "I am honored to have the outpouring of support from Minnesota families across #mn07. I am grateful for the backing and am excited to hit the ground running in Washington to work on behalf of MN."

Wednesday morning, Rep. Collin Peterson issued the following statement regarding the election results:

"I’d like to thank the people of the Seventh District for their support over the years. Serving them in Washington DC has been a great honor, and I respect their decision to move in a different direction. We ran a strong and positive campaign, but with the President winning this district by 30 points again, and the millions in outside money that was spent to attack me, the partisan tilt of this district was just too much to overcome."