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Senate District 7 primary race: DeNucci defeats McLaughlin in bid for ballot

DFLer DeNucci will face Republican Robert Farnsworth on Nov. 8.

The Minnesota state Capitol. Don Davis / Forum News Service
The Minnesota state Capitol. Don Davis / Forum News Service
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Ben DeNucci defeated challenger Kim (Kotanis) McLaughlin in the Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary election to represent the DFL Party on the November ballot in Senate District 7.

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DeNucci earned 4,003 votes, or 50.26%, to McLaughlin's 3,962 votes, or 49.74%.

DeNucci will face Republican Robert Farnsworth on Nov. 8.

Senate District 7 includes the northern half of Aitkin County and portions of Itasca and St. Louis counties, including the cities of Hibbing and Virginia.

Update: This story was updated to reflect the correct results in Senate District 7. Ben DeNucci defeated challenger Kim (Kotanis) McLaughlin. The Dispatch regrets the error.

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