Republicans look to hold onto majority in Minnesota Senate

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Ricky Campbell
Updated: November 04, 2020 01:44 AM
Created: November 04, 2020 01:38 AM

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate hoping to hold onto their majority likely picked up two seats they previously didn't hold – but also might be looking at giving up two seats they had heading into Tuesday.

Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, will likely lose his seat to Republican challenger Zach Duckworth. Little was trailing by 12 points early Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, neighboring State Sen. Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, was trailing by 2 points, or about 1,093 votes to Jose Jiminez, a Republican.

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But DFLers picked up an open seat, previously held by State Sen. Paul Anderson, R-Plymouth, and will likely unseat State Sen. Dan Hall, R-Burnsville.

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