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Democrat Nolan Unseats Cravaack In NE Minn.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —
Democrat Rick Nolan has beaten Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack to recapture a northeastern Minnesota seat long considered Democratic turf.

Nolan will return to Congress more than 30 years after he served during the Ford and Carter administrations.

Cravaack was the first Republican to represent the district in more than 60 years, and was out to prove his upset of an 18-term Democrat two years ago was no fluke. Nolan was trying to make a comeback after decades out of politics. Democrats viewed the race as one of their best chances to gain a House seat.

National groups spent millions attacking both candidates.

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