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Sen. Amy Klobuchar wins re-election

Just moments after the polls closed in Minnesota, the U.S. Senate race was projected for incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., in her race with GOP challenger Kurt Bills, CBS News reports. She won with about 65 percent of the vote to Bills' 30 percent.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has won re-election, WCCO reported, citing CBS News just a few minutes after the polls closed. MSNBC also projected her the winner. The Associated Press also called the race for Klobuchar, MinnPost reported.

Click here, to read Klobuchar's acceptance speech.

The U.S. Senate race in Minnesota was one that no one called a nail biter.

From the beginning of their race, the widely popular Klobuchar, with a sizable campaign cash war chest, maintained a strong lead over her challenger Kurt Bills, a Republican state representative and high school teacher from Rosemount.

The final Star Tribune Minnesota poll showed 66 percent of those surveyed supported Klobuchar. Just 22 percent favored Bills. The newspaper also reported that a final fundraising report showed that Klobuchar had raised $5 million, while Bills had $68,000 in cash on hand.

With a seat regarded as safe, Klobuchar has campaigned for other Democrats.

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