Republicans take control of Minnesota House of Representatives

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS: Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday's election as their candidates swept several rural Democratic incumbents out of office. House DFL Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis conceded the takeover shortly after midnight. The GOP needed to pick up just seven seats to regain control of the House, where Democrats currently hold 73 seats to Republicans' 61. Early Wednesday morning, Republicans had 66 seats to Democrats' 56 -- of the 12 remaining seats, four were likely Republican, five likely Democrat and three were tossups. House DFL incumbents in several competitive suburban districts survived GOP challenges.