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Hayden wins easily in state Senate primary

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State Rep. Jeff Hayden easily won Tuesday’s DFL primary in Senate District 61 in Minneapolis.

Although the primary win in the heavily DFL district probably means he can start ordering curtains for a Senate office, Hayden will have to face GOP candidate Bruce Lundeen, Independence Party candidate Matt Brillhard and the Green Party’s Farheen Hakeem in the Oct. 18 special election to replace Linda Berglin, who resigned.

DFL results in District 61:

  • JEFF HAYDEN, 1,322 votes, 61.12 percent
  • SADIK WARFA, 527, 24.36
  • PAULETTE WILL, 169, 7.81
  • ELSA BATICA, 54, 2.50
  • KRISTIAN HEUER, 46, 2.13
  • KYLE WILSON, 45, 2.08

And in Brooklyn Park’s Senate District 46, Republican Cory Jensen and DFLer Chris Eaton won their party primaries and move on to the Oct. 18 special election, where they’ll face Independence Party candidate Tom Reynolds in a three-person race to succeed the late state Sen. Linda Scheid.

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Tuesday primary results in SD 46::


  • CORY JENSEN, 736 votes, 85.19 percent
  • RYAN SIBINSKI, 128, 14.81


  • CHRIS EATON, 1374 votes, 88.82 percent
  • TIMOTHY A. DAVIS SR., 173, 11.18.