Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race

Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDrug industry nervous about Grassley’s new role Some of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do OK as president Hillicon Valley: Facebook reeling after NYT report | Dems want DOJ probe | HQ2 brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Judge upholds Russian troll farm indictments | Cyber moonshot panel unveils recommendations MORE (D-Minn.) cruised to reelection on Tuesday over Republican opponent Jim Newberger (R).

She was widely expected to do so. Klobuchar held a consistently high lead over Newberger throughout the race.

The first female senator elected in Minnesota, Klobuchar has held her seat since 2006.

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As the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar has pursued issues including the influence of "dark money" contributions and election security.

She also had a memorable exchange with Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughAvenatti: ‘I will be fully exonerated’ The future of abortion politics is changing Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks MORE during his confirmation hearings, after which Kavanaugh apologized for taking a harsh tone with her.