Abed trying to reclaim House seat from Barrett

Posted: 4:49 PM, Nov 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-08 16:49:52-05

Rep. Tom Barrett is trying to hold on to the 71st District seat in the state House of Representatives, while Therea Abed is trying to reclaim her spot.

It's a district where ousting incumbents has almost become a habit. Democrat, Abed, won this seat four years ago, then two years later Barrett, a Republican, beat her by 146 votes.

This race is key for Democrats who are trying to pick up nine seats in the House to regain control. Meanwhile Republicans are hoping to hold on to their majority.