Emmer handily wins second term

Incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Emmer held on to his 6th District congressional seat, handily outperforming DFL challenger David Snyder.
Emmer garnered 65.6 percent of the vote (235,531 votes) after all precincts reported in.broadstreet.zone(48036);
“I am humbled and honored to have earned the vote of confidence by the great people of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District,” Emmer said in a press release. “I am grateful for this opportunity and will not take it for granted.”
Emmer, a former lawyer, was first elected to the seat in 2014, after serving three terms (2004-2010) in the Minnesota House. Emmer sought the state’s executive office under the Republican banner in 2010, but failed to defeat current DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. After losing the gubernatorial race, Emmer was a conservative talk radio host. He sought the 6th District seat after Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann did not seek re-election.
Snyder, a U.S. Army veteran and union iron worker, claimed 34.2 percent

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