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Report: Sen. Klobuchar wins second term

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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar defeated Kurt Bills in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, according to The Associated Press. The race was called just minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m.

Klobuchar earns a second term in the U.S. Senate. Polls leading up to the election showed her with a sizeable lead.

Klobuchar's popularity, name recognition and big campaign fund kept big-name Republicans from stepping forward to challenge her.

Bills, a high school economics teacher and first-term state lawmaker, rode support from Ron Paul backers to become his party's nominee. But he had so little money he couldn't mount a major TV presence.

Klobuchar, a former county prosecutor, ran hard anyway. She played up several pieces of legislation she worked on with Republicans as evidence of her bipartisanship.

Bills is a high school economics teacher in Rosemount and a one-term state representative

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