Republican Brad Finstad wins the First Congressional District special election. Finstad beat Democrat Jeff Ettinger in the race to fill the vacant congressional seat. Finstad received 60,261 votes to Ettinger’s 55,341. The seat was previously held by the late GOP Congressman Jim Hagedorn, who died in February after suffering from kidney cancer. The winner will serve out Hagedorn’s term, which ends in January. Finstad and Ettinger face off again in November for the full two-year congressional term after winning their respective parties’ primaries yesterday.
Finstad Wins Special Election
By Ashley Hanley|2022-08-10T04:52:42-05:00August 10th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!