Democrats On Defensive In Battle For House Control
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Control of the 134-member Minnesota House hinges on fewer than two dozen races.
The party that wins 68 or more seats in Tuesday's election will have a huge say in what advances in the Legislature and a bearing on how the governor's agenda fares for the next two years.
Democrats came into this year's campaign with a 73-61 seat edge. The Senate, also run by Democrats, isn't on the ballot.
House power has swapped party hands many times in the past decade.
This year, the fight for control was waged almost entirely in currently Democratic-held districts prone to swing voting. And millions of dollars on both sides have gone into the fight.