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Visualizing where the GOP made its gains in the MN House

After targeting suburban and Greater Minnesota districts, the GOP made nearly all of its gains in the latter.

With the ballots from the 2014 midterm election mostly counted, it’s clear that the Minnesota GOP has gained control of the state House of Representatives, picking up 11 formerly DFL-held seats for a 72–62 majority. While the GOP targeted both suburban and Greater Minnesota districts, their House gains were made almost entirely in the latter area.

The chart below shows which districts the GOP picked up, colored darker red (the DFL did not win any Republican-held seats) and the overall political makeup of the House in the wake of Tuesday’s election. 

Note: Results are unofficial. Margins less than .5 percentage points may require recounts.