Minnesotans came out to vote last Tuesday, with nearly 2.6 million people hitting the polls – a midterm turnout of nearly 64 percent. For both political parties, there were some major victories and disappointing losses once all ballots were counted.
Statewide elections were a clean sweep for the Democratic Party. Tim Walz beat Republican-endorsed candidate Jeff Johnson in the governor race. Amy Klobuchar continued her stronghold in the U.S. Senate, with Tina Smith joining her after defeating Republican Karin Housley.