Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race

Klobuchar coasts to reelection in Minnesota Senate race
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Klobuchar dismisses mock campaign logo as something from 'very enthusiastic supporter' Grandson's note to Barr during confirmation hearing goes viral 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 KavanaughGOP pollster says last minute enthusiasm saved Republicans in some midterm races Ocasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' MORE during his confirmation hearings, after which Kavanaugh apologized for taking a harsh tone with her.