Nolan re-elected in 8th District by 0.6 percent

November 9, 2016

By a narrower margin of victory than 2014, Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan won his re-election bid as votes tallies finalized early Wednesday morning.

Nolan topped Republican challenger Stewart Mills 50.2 to 49.6 percent, with all 810 precincts reporting, an edge of about 0.6 percent. In terms of votes, Nolan won by 2,075 out of more than 355,000 ballots cast in the 8th Congressional District.

“We thank the voters of Minnesota’s 8th District for their support and for the privilege and honor of continuing to represent them in the Congress of the United States,” Nolan said in a statement released at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Mills campaign was expecting ride the popularity of now president-elect Donald Trump, but Nolan outperformed Clinton fairly well in the district.

The race was too close to call around midnight, but the incumbent said their internal polls pointed toward a margin to victory, and he also showed strong support in early/absentee ballots that weren’t processed.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.