by Dennis Dalman
It’s official: Republican Tom Emmer of Delano and Democrat Joe Perske of Sartell will face off in the Nov. 4 election for the U.S. Sixth Congressional seat now occupied by Michele Bachmann (R-Stillwater).
Tuesday’s primary elections narrowed the races and determined which candidates will face off come November.
Emmer defeated Rhonda Sivarajah by nearly 3-2 in the primary.
Independence candidate John Denney will also be on the ballot for the Sixth District seat in the November election.
In other primary races:
Republican Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, defeated three other contenders to take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in the next election. Dayton handily defeated two sets of challengers in the primary.
U.S. Democratic Sen. Al Franken won a primary against Sandra Henningsgard and will face off against Republican candidate Mike McFadden, a Minneapolis investment banker, who topped four other Republican contenders in Tuesday’s primary.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner and challenger Mark Bromenschenkel, a Stearns County commissioner, were the top winners in the primary for the Stearns County sheriff’s position. They will both be on the November ballot.