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 BarrassoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump nominates controversial, longtime acting head of BLM as director | Ernst sinks vote on Trump EPA nominee | Massive dust storm from Africa hits Texas, Louisiana Ernst sinks vote on Trump EPA nominee Cruz urges Trump to support Israeli annexation 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 TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops 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. 

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"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.