Finstad wins Minnesota GOP primary; Boozman, Scott safe

Brad Finstad, a former member of the Minnesota House and the Minnesota rural development director during the Trump administration, won the Republican nomination for the seat of the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., in a special primary election held Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

In an Aug. 9 special election, Finstad will face former Hormel Foods CEO Jeff Ettinger, who won the Democratic-Farm-Labor Party nomination. The Aug. 9 election will send a new congressman to Washington, but a regular election will be held in November.

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, won the Republican nomination for another term.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., also won renomination, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


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