ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Stewart Mills will have to pay a pretty penny for a recount in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
The Secretary of State’s office estimated Wednesday that Mills’ requested recount will cost more than $102,000. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan beat Mills by more than half a percentage point on Election Day.READ MORE: Ettinger Wins Dem Nod For Hagedorn's 1st District Seat; Finstad, Munson Vie For GOP
It was a narrow victory for Nolan but still outside the margin that triggers an automatic recount, for which the state would pick up the tab. Mills has said the race in northeast Minnesota was close enough that it merits a closer look.READ MORE: Sonny Day: Gray's 7 Shutout Innings Send Twins Past Tigers
Mills did not immediately respond to a request for comment. His campaign had $93,000 in the two weeks before Election Day.
If he agrees to pay, the recount could begin in some counties on Dec. 5.MORE NEWS: St. Paul's Ford Plant Redevelopment Project Inches Closer To Completion
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