Democrat Amy Klobuchar re-elected to U.S. Senate

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Jim Newberger.  

Sen. Klobuchar holds one of the safest Senate seats in the country. She won her election in 2012 over Kurt Bills 65.2 percent to 30.5 percent.

Klobuchar was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and won re-election in 2012. She has made a name for herself on the national stage. Recently, she gained even more recognition during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Klobuchar has been up in polls by more than 20 percent. There has been talk about her running for president in 2020. Morning Consult Polling ranks Klobuchar the fourth-most popular U.S. senator, with a 60 percent approval rating and 25 percent disapproval rating.

Klobuchar's opponent, Jim Newberger, is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 15B (Becker). A paramedic, Newberger is serving his third two-year term in the Minnesota House. He says he’s running for Senate to restore “balance” to the Minnesota delegation. Supports term limits for US Senators. Endorsed by President Trump.