Tina Smith wins Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota

Tina Smith wins Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota
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Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power Credit union group to spend million on Senate, House races Health officials tell public to trust in science MORE won the Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota on Tuesday as she seeks a full term in November.

Smith defeated four other Democrats who put up minimal competition and will be the heavy favorite in November in a race The Cook Political Report rates as “solid” Democrat. 

The incumbent senator was declared the winner with more than 86 percent of the vote with 13 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

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She will face former Rep. Jason LewisJason Mark LewisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump and Biden vie for Minnesota | Early voting begins in four states | Blue state GOP governors back Susan Collins GOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Tina Smith wins Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota MORE (R-Minn.) in the general election. Lewis defeated four other Republicans in the GOP primary on Tuesday, capturing more than 83 percent of the vote.

Smith, Minnesota’s former lieutenant governor, was appointed to her seat in 2018 after former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture MORE (D) resigned in scandal. Later that year, she won the special election to finish his term.

Smith thanked supporters on Tuesday in a video posted to Twitter: