DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement after the Governor’s office, the state House, and the state Senate were called for DFLers:
“Tonight, the DFL Party defied all odds and made history by winning the Governor’s race and majorities in the state House and Senate. The voters of Minnesota trust DFLers because we have led with integrity during unprecedented times, and because we fought to deliver a better future for all Minnesotans.
“There has only been one trifecta in the past 31 years of Minnesota history, and during that time in 2013 and 2014, the DFL Party passed all-day kindergarten, raised the minimum wage, and legalized same-sex marriage in our state. I cannot wait to see the good our DFL Party will accomplish on behalf of Minnesotans everywhere during these next two years.
“Tonight’s victory belongs to House Speaker Melissa Hortman, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen, all of our fantastic candidates, and the organizers and activists who fought so hard for our movement.”