Here are the results in some key Minnesota races

Here's a look at the results in some key Minnesota congressional races.
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Here's a look at the results in some key Minnesota races, of the ones that have been called as of 12:30 a.m.


Not yet called in Minnesota.

As of 5 a.m., Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading Minnesota with 98.86 percent of the precincts. She has 46.51 percent of the vote to Republican Donald Trump's 44.85 percent.

U.S. Representative District 1 – Tim Walz holds on

Tim Walz, the DFL incumbent, held on in a very tight race. Walz was neck-and-neck with challenger Jim Hagedorn throughout the night.

But the race ended just before 4 a.m. – Walz with 50.33 percent of the vote to Hagedorn's 49.59 percent, with all precincts reporting. Walz's margin of victory: 2,513 votes.

U.S. Representative District 2* – Jason Lewis wins

The seat stays in Republican hands.

Former radio host Jason Lewis, in another very close race, beat out challenger Angie Craig with 47.11 percent of the vote. Craig got 45 percent of the vote, with all precincts in as of 4:49 a.m. Lewis' margin of victory is 7,724 votes.

Independent candidate Paula Overby got 7.79 percent (28,508 votes).

Lewis will replace Republican Rep. John Kline, who decided not to run for re-election after holding the seat since 2003.

U.S. Representative District 3* – Paulsen re-elected

Republican Erik Paulsen fended off a challenge from Terri Bonoff. With all precincts in as of 1:10 a.m., Paulsen had 56.70 percent of the vote.

Bonoff has 43.01 percent.

U.S. Representative District 4 – McCollum re-elected

Democrat Betty McCollum is the winner with 57.69 percent and all precincts reporting as of 5 a.m. Wednesday. Republican challenger Greg Ryan had 34.45 percent of the vote.

U.S. Representative District 5 – Ellison re-elected

Democrat Keith Ellison took 69.07 percent of the vote, with all precincts reporting. Challenger Republican Frank Nelson Drake has won 22.29 percent of the vote.

U.S. Representative District 6 – Emmer re-elected

Incumbent Republican Tom Emmer cruised to a comfortable win.

With all precincts reporting, Emmer took 65.57 percent of the vote over Democrat David Snyder's 34.28 percent.

U.S. Representative District 7 – Peterson re-elected

DFL incumbent Collin Peterson received a surprisingly strong challenge from Republican Dave Hughes, but came out as the winner. Peterson took 52.45 percent of the vote, with all precincts in as of 5:34 a.m.

U.S. Representative District 8* – Nolan ekes by

Arguably the big one of the night, with the second highest national spending on this race, DFL incumbent Rick Nolan edged out Stewart Mills to hold on to his seat.

With all precincts reporting as of 3 a.m., Nolan got 50.18 percent of the vote – Mills took 49.60 percent. Nolan won by 2,072 votes, which is even tighter than than in 2014.

Constitutional amendment – approved

The ballot question asked if lawmakers' power to set their own pay should be removed. With 61 percent of precincts reporting at of 11 p.m. Tuesday, an estimated 75.78 percent of votes were yes votes.

For a constitutional amendment to pass, 50 percent plus one of all ballots must be yes votes. This percentage means it's likely that the amendment will pass.

Supreme Court – Hudson is the likely winner

Incumbent Natalie Hudson, who was recently nominated to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Gov. Mark Dayton, looks as if she'll win the race against challenger Michelle MacDonald. As of 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, Hudson had 58.97 percent of the vote.

*These races were the most competitive in the state – and country – heading into Election Day. 

For results in all the other state races, click here. This website also breaks down the election results nicely.

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