At about 75 minutes after midnight, former Congressman Rick Nolan went to the podium as Representative-elect for the Eighth 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.