Tom Emmer will head back to Washington D.C. for another term. But he’ll be in the Minority, after Democrats took the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Following a decisive victory in his reelection bid to continue serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:
“Thank you to every Minnesotan who participated in our great democracy by casting their vote. I am humbled and honored to have the support of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District for a third term in Washington,” he said.
Emmer was a bright spot in a tough night for Republicans. Minnesota’s GOP did pick up a seat it hasn’t held in decades with Pete Stauber winning the 8th District in the Iron Range, but lost Eric Paulsen’s seat and were trailing late in the south.
Nationally, Democrats took back the house with more than 30 wins in contested races.
“I want to thank every staff member and volunteer for their dedication and hard work, putting in thousands of hours for our team and believing in our cause. Guided by our Midwest values, I look forward to building on past successes, seizing new opportunities and taking on new challenges as we continue to build a better future for Minnesota and this nation.”
U.S. Senate Seats to Klobuchar, Smith
It’s nearly a mirror image for the state’s U.S. Senators, as Tina Smith and stalwart Amy Klobuchar will head to Washington in a bigger minority than they were.
Republicans picked up seats in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota to widen the gap in the Senate.
Still, Smith and Klobuchar sailed to easy victories Tuesday in Minnesota.
“We have to stand up not just for those who voted for us, but for those who didn’t,” Klobuchar said at her victory party Tuesday night. “There’s more work to do.”