Nolan Claims Victory in Minnesota's Eighth District Congressional Race
KBJR News 1
Brainerd, MN (NNCNOW.com) Close to six hours after Minnesota polls closed, Incumbent Chip Cravaack conceded the Eight District Congressional Race to Challenger Rick Nolan.
A crammed conference room at the Brainerd Hotel applauded Nolan's victory after a fiery and expensive battle for the congressional seat.
Close to 95 percent of precincts are reporting a Nolan victory by almost 10 points, 54 to 45 early Wednesday morning.
In his victory speech, a visibly emotional Nolan thanked his family, staff and voters for putting a democrat back in control of the Eighth District.
Representative elect Nolan rallied for ending foreign intervention, and investing in America.
"In the process we are going to put people back to work in this country. We are going to create jobs, good paying jobs, we're going to restore the dream, and we're going to restore the promise. That's what this campaign is all about,' said Nolan, rallying for change at his election watch party.
Representative elect Nolan also rallied for a change in the election process.
While addressing the crowd in Brainerd, he said his first action in Washington would be to overturn the Supreme Court decision allowing unrestricted campaign spending by unions and corporations.