Nolan captures 8th

At about 75 minutes after midnight, former Congressman Rick Nolan went to the podium as Representative-elect for the 8th District. He had just defeated incumbent Chip Cravaack.

The margin of victory was 53 percent to 47 percent. Cravaack conceded victory to Nolan.

Nolan said he did not know where to begin to thank all of his supporters. He also thanked Rep. Cravaack for his service to his country.

He also told supporters that he received a very gracious phone call from Cravaack, noting that the congressman said he would help make the transition as smooth as possible.