Republican Finstad wins vacant U.S. House seat for Minnesota

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WASHINGTON – Republican Brad Finstad won an election to fill a U.S. House of Representatives seat for Minnesota left vacant after the death of Republican lawmaker Jim Hagedorn, Edison Research projected on Wednesday.

Finstad, a former agriculture official in the Trump administration, defeated Democrat Jeff Ettinger, a former CEO of Hormel Foods, to keep Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in Republican hands.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington)

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