MINNEAPOLIS - Four of Minnesota's U.S. House members have easily won re-election.
Republican Erik Paulsen beat Democrat Brian Barnes to win a third term in the 3rd District, which includes the western Minneapolis suburbs.
Democrat Betty McCollum defeated Republican Tony Hernandez and Steve Carlson of the Independence Party to win a seventh term serving the 4th District, which includes St. Paul and eastern suburbs.
Democrat Keith Ellison beat Republican Chris Fields to win a fourth term in the 5th District, which includes Minneapolis and some inner suburbs.
Democrat Collin Peterson defeated Republican Lee Byberg and Adam Steele of the Independence Party to win a 12th term in western Minnesota's 7th District.
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