NDP incumbent Jim Rondeau's headquarters at 851 Cavalier Drive burst into wild applause Tuesday night as Rondeau was announced the MLA of Assiniboia for a fourth term.

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NDP incumbent Jim Rondeau's headquarters at 851 Cavalier Drive burst into wild applause Tuesday night as Rondeau was announced the MLA of Assiniboia for a fourth term.

"It was amazing to have a great competition and that I beat Susan Auch," said Rondeau. "And thank God it was summer so she couldn't skate faster than me."

Jim Rondeau has been re-elected.

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Jim Rondeau has been re-elected.

With one poll left, the numbers were at 3,618 for Rondeau and 2689 for Tory Susan Auch, who many thought would give Rondeau a tight race.

Rondeau hugged the approximately 50 people and campaign workers at his headquarters individually, thanking them and the voters for their support

"If Jim hadn't won I would have lost faith in humanity," said Orma Sozansky, a campaign volunteer.

"He works hard and he deserves it. He's been in for three terms already and he's worked like a dog through them all. He never lets up."