Walz survives anti-incumbent wave in 1st District

Published 9:10 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS  — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has beaten Republican Randy Demmer in a southern Minnesota race that had been targeted nationally as a potential GOP pickup.

Walz survives an anti-incumbent wave to win a third term in a swing district.

Demmer, a state legislator, tried to paint Walz as too liberal.

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The national parties and other outside groups poured more than $1 million into the race, about two-thirds of it aimed at beating Walz.

Besides his party, Walz got support from moderate Republicans, veterans and the National Rifle Association.

US Representative District 1 race: 90% reporting, according to Secretary of State website

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