Minnesota First Congressional District Special Primary Election Results

Republican Primary

Winner

Brad Finstad wins the Republican primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated May 25, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Brad Finstad
13,695 +38.1% 38.1%
Jeremy Munson
13,268 +36.9% 36.9
Jennifer Carnahan
2,887 +8.0% 8.0
Total reported
35,930

Results by county

County Finstad Munson Carnahan Total votes Est. rpt.
Olmsted 32% 31% 8% 6,831 >95%
Blue Earth 25 61 7 3,374 >95%
Brown 76 18 4 2,469 >95%
Freeborn 20 19 9 2,172 >95%
Winona 53 27 9 2,042 >95%
Steele 45 29 9 1,716 >95%
Nicollet 43 42 6 1,689 >95%
Mower 39 33 11 1,652 >95%
Le Sueur 21 62 7 1,563 >95%
Martin 49 32 10 1,465 >95%
Rice 41 41 7 1,354 >95%
Fillmore 37 41 7 1,311 >95%
Dodge 40 36 8 1,195 >95%
Waseca 30 54 9 1,146 >95%
Faribault 30 45 17 1,126 >95%
Houston 39 47 6 1,089 >95%
Watonwan 41 47 5 1,079 >95%
Nobles 42 32 13 1,035 >95%
Jackson 26 27 5 836 >95%
Rock 49 27 13 608 >95%
Cottonwood 22 54 10 178 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Azi Paybarah
    Azi Paybarah May 25, 2022

    Dr. Rich McCormick and Jake Evans, whom Donald Trump endorsed, are heading to a runoff for an open and newly drawn congressional seat in Georgia. McCormick narrowly lost a House race in Georgia in 2020 and Evans is the son of Randy Evans, Trump’s former ambassador to Luxembourg.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel, Reporting from Huntsville, Ala. May 24, 2022

    Late polls in the Alabama Senate race showed Katie Britt with a lead of 2 to 8 points over Mo Brooks, with around 10 percent undecided. Her margin tonight is looking like it will be easily in double digits. She picked up many of the undecideds, which bodes well for a likely runoff.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti May 24, 2022

    Raffensperger has remained just above 51 percent with 81 percent of votes counted, still safe from a runoff. The majority of remaining votes are from Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Forsyth, all counties where Raffensperger has a more than 20-point lead.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    McBath, whose son was shot and killed in 2012, describes the “singular fear,” the “all-consuming fear” that parents feel about their children’s safety, as she alludes to the pain parents in Texas are feeling tonight.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    McBath has arrived at her victory party and receives a standing ovation.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    Some attendees at McBath’s watch party are wearing Moms Demand Action shirts, a nod to the gun violence prevention group. At least one has lost a child to gun violence, as Ms. McBath did.

  • Maya King
    Maya King, Reporting from Atlanta. May 24, 2022

    Brian Kemp’s daughter Amy Porter is introducing her father in a tearful address to supporters. She thanked everyone for their support and talked about the family’s role in his campaign — they’ve traveled across the state alongside him.

  • Maya King
    Maya King, Reporting from Atlanta. May 24, 2022

    The television screens at Brian Kemp’s election watch party are on now. It is showing a highlight reel of Mr. Kemp’s campaign over the last year.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina May 24, 2022

    Tonight could be a big rebuke for Trump as a would-be kingmaker. Kemp has already scored an easy win against the former president’s chosen candidate, and a Raffensperger victory would be a vindication for those who want to move on from 2020.

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman, Reporting from Atlanta. May 24, 2022

    Before Herschel Walker was to claim his victory, his best friend said he had a special guest on the phone, former President Donald J. Trump. But when they patched him through, they got a busy signal. Now the event is on hold for Mr. Trump.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti May 24, 2022

    Though Raffensperger appears to be maintaining a comfortable lead over Hice, the magic number is staying above the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff. He’s at 50.4 percent with 33 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel, Reporting from Huntsville, Ala. May 24, 2022

    At Mo Brooks’s watch party, a supporter took the stage to announce that results would be a while in coming in, but “we expect really good news tonight.”

  • Maya King
    Maya King, Reporting from Atlanta. May 24, 2022

    There are no TV screens at Brian Kemp’s election night watch party. So even though the race has been called for him, it’s unclear whether the hundreds of folks in attendance know that’s the case.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti May 24, 2022

    Though not quite keeping pace with Kemp, Raffensperger is doing well in counties where Kemp is maintaining a significant lead. So is Chris Carr, the Republican candidate for attorney general running against John Gordon, the Trump-endorsed candidate.

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman, Reporting from Atlanta. May 24, 2022

    A huge roar in the stately ballroom of the Georgian Terrace Hotel when Herschel Walker’s victory is announced, but the football hero will not address the gathering until after President Biden addresses the nation on the horrific shooting in Texas.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    Warnock is regarded as a strong candidate. But Democrats worry about the challenges facing even their most politically skilled, best-resourced contenders in this challenging national environment for their party.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    Last week, in an interview with The Times, David Perdue guaranteed he wouldn’t lose by 30 points. So far, he’s spot on – Mr. Perdue is trailing Gov. Brian Kemp by 50 points.

  • Nate Cohn
    Nate Cohn May 24, 2022

    The more interesting result there? Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger up by a mere 50 to 42 percent. The polls showed a much tighter race in the secretary of state contest, and that kind of result in Richmond County already starts to raise the possibility of a runoff.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    Stacey Abrams’s race will test the degree to which a strong political brand can mitigate challenging national headwinds for Democratic candidates.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein, Reporting from Peachtree Corners, Ga. May 24, 2022

    Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, is expected in about an hour at his campaign party at a restaurant in Peachtree Corners, an upscale planned community in Gwinnett County.

Democratic Primary

Winner

Jeff Ettinger wins the Democratic primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated May 25, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jeff Ettinger
12,130 +64.4% 64.4%
Kim Crockett
2,492 +13.2% 13.2
Richard Painter
1,718 +9.1% 9.1
Total reported
18,823

Results by county

County Ettinger Crockett Painter Total votes Est. rpt.
Olmsted 64% 18% 8% 5,703 >95%
Blue Earth 56 12 13 2,129 >95%
Mower 91 3 2 1,992 >95%
Winona 66 13 8 1,549 >95%
Nicollet 62 12 10 1,183 >95%
Freeborn 72 7 6 858 >95%
Fillmore 69 10 5 665 >95%
Steele 63 10 10 649 >95%
Houston 63 13 8 560 >95%
Le Sueur 49 16 15 524 >95%
Brown 65 9 11 482 >95%
Rice 50 17 19 420 >95%
Dodge 64 15 10 340 >95%
Waseca 57 14 13 338 >95%
Faribault 55 12 15 313 >95%
Martin 45 14 18 263 >95%
Watonwan 49 16 11 237 >95%
Nobles 44 22 14 233 >95%
Jackson 49 14 13 188 >95%
Rock 61 16 12 179 >95%
Cottonwood 44 6 22 18 >95%