Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race

Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHarris's stepkids call her 'Momala' Sanders joins striking workers at UCLA in first 2020 California visit Lawmakers urge tech to root out extremism after New Zealand 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 KavanaughCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch MORE during his confirmation hearings, after which Kavanaugh apologized for taking a harsh tone with her.