(ConservativeInsider.org) – It’s not uncommon for incumbents to be re-elected time and time again, leaving one party with little hope for taking power. This year, however, quite a few long-held seats have flipped. In Minnesota, a Republican woman ousted long-time Representative Collin Peterson (D-MI) in a thrilling race.
On Tuesday night, November 3, Michelle Fischbach won Minnesota’s 7th District after receiving 53.4% of the vote, compared to incumbent Peterson’s 39.9%. He has been in office since 1991. Fischbach’s resume includes a year serving as Minnesota’s lieutenant governor and the state’s first woman to be Senate president.
Fischbach shared her gratitude for her supporters on Twitter:
I am honored to have the outpouring of support from Minnesota families across #mn07. I am grateful for the backing and am excited to hit the ground running in Washington to work on behalf of MN. pic.twitter.com/aYIQ1QaepB
— Michelle Fischbach (@FischbachMN7) November 4, 2020
Fischbach’s victory adds to the GOP’s success in winning over many House seats from Democrats. Republicans took back two House seats in Florida and additional seats in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. While the Left still holds a majority in the House, the gap is certainly shrinking.
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