GOP Sen. Barrasso wins second full term in Wyoming

GOP Sen. Barrasso wins second full term in Wyoming
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GOP Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoTo stave off a recession, let's pass a transportation infrastructure bill Overnight Defense: GOP wary of action on Iran | Pence says US 'locked and loaded' to defend allies | Iran's leader rules out talks with US GOP senator: Iran is behind attack on Saudi Arabia MORE won his second full term in Wyoming on Tuesday night, easily beating Democratic businessman Gary Trauner. 

Barrasso had received 68.9 percent of the vote compared to Trauner's 28.1 percent when the race was called for the Nebraska Republican. 

Barrasso is a 15-year veteran of Wyoming politics who received President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE's endorsement ahead of the state's GOP primary. He has generally praised the president's policies, breaking with Trump over only a few issues. 

"Elections are about choices and people usually ask themselves the question, are we better off now than we were a couple years ago?" Barrasso said after winning, according to the Associated Press. "For Wyoming the answer is absolutely yes, we're better off."

Barrasso outspent Trauner by millions, raising around $5.5 million compared to the Democrat's $800,000.