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Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Baldwin defeats Vukmir

Updated: 8:58 p.m. November 6, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has won a second term, fending off a challenge from a Republican who ran as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

Baldwin led Leah Vukmir in fundraising and polls throughout the race.

Baldwin is one of the most liberal members of Congress. The differences between her and Vukmir were stark. They disagreed on almost every issue.

Baldwin made the campaign largely about health care and Vukmir's opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Baldwin argued for keeping the law and its guarantee of insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

It was Wisconsin's first Senate race where both major party candidates were women.


Posted: 8:03 p.m. November 6, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- CBS News has projected Democrat Tammy Baldwin as the winner of the U.S. Senate Race over Republican Leah Vukmir.

Baldwin is expected to speak at any moment.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.

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