Local

Democrat Wins Special Election For MN Senate Vacancy

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Nine Twin Cities Cops Attend Funeral Of Slain New York Officer
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 28, 2014
  3. Cops: Alcohol May Be A Factor In Maple Grove Crash
  4. Wis. Man Keeps Christmas Tree Up For Decades
  5. Cold Spring 15-Year-Old Is World Champion At Racquetball

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Lyle Koenen won a special election in western Minnesota on Tuesday to select a new state senator to replace Democrat Gary Kubly, who died in early March.

With all 195 precincts reporting, Koenen had 54 percent of the vote to 40 percent for Republican Gregg Kulberg and 5 percent for the Independence Party’s Leon Greenslit.

Koenen will complete the term of Kubly, who passed away after a long illness. That Senate seat — and all 66 others — will be up for grabs again in November.

The special election involved voters in seven counties, many bordering South Dakota. The sprawling district includes Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,592 other followers