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Democrat Susan Kent gets a hug Tuesday night from fellow candidate Ann Marie Metzger at a DFL rally in Woodbury. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Kent tops Lillie, Ward runs away in House race as Dems seize control of Legislature

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With all but one precinct reporting, all signs pointed to Democrat Susan Kent ousting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Lillie in a Senate District 53 race that helped shift control back into DFL hands.


Kent, of Woodbury, led 53-47 percent with 23 of 24 precincts reporting.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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