Daudt Concedes Dems to Take House

November 07, 2018 06:50 PM

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has conceded that Democrats will take back control of the chamber.

Daudt told The Associated Press that Republicans will lose the majority after Democrats flipped more than a dozen suburban districts. Democrats needed to win 11 districts to win back control of the chamber for the first time since 2014.

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High turnout in the Minneapolis area and surrounding suburbs helped power Democrats up and down the ballot to victory. Democratic candidate Tim Walz also won Tuesday's race for governor.

The final margin of Democrats' majority in the House wasn't immediately clear as votes are still being counted. And Democrats could retake the state Senate with a special election in the narrowly divided chamber.

 

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