State senate: Gerlach wins
Apparently voters in the State Senate District 37 didn't think Michael Germain (DFL) was the change needed. Voters overwhelmingly chose to keep incumbent Chris Gerlach (R) as their voice in the state senate.
According to unofficial results on the Dakota County website Gerlach received 20,622 votes to Germain's 13,984.
"This is a pretty critical time period with the economy the way it is and the budget deficit. Through this whole campaign I've had a clear and consistent message that seems to have resonated with a fair number of folks," said Gerlach.
Gerlach was out celebrating with other Republican winners throughout the night. He stopped by Bills' party to congratulate him and then headed up to Bloomington to wait for the results in the Governor's race.