Live Results: Minnesota Congressional District Special Primary Election

Primaries for the vacant seat in Minnesota's first congressional district are being held Tuesday. The prior incumbent, Republican Jim Hagedorn died in February. Hagedorn was reelected by 3% in 2020, running behind Donald Trump who won by 10% over Joe Biden. The presidential result may better reflect the partisan lean of this largely rural district that stretches across the southern tier of the state

The primary winners will meet in the August 9 special general election, which coincides with the statewide primary. Most forecasters rate the special election Likely or Safe Republican.

Polls close at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

Republican Primary

There are 10 candidates on the ballot including Jennifer Carnahan, Hagedorn's widow and former chair of the Minnesota GOP. Other prominent names include two State Representatives, Jeremy Munson and Nels Pierson as well as former State Rep. Brad Finstad.

Democratic Primary

A field of 8 is seeking the nomination. The most notable appear to be businessman Jeffrey Ettinger and law professor Richard Painter, who was previously a candidate for the party's 2018 U.S. Senate nomination.

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