NBC News Projects Amy Klobuchar Winner in MN Senate Race

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NBC News Projects Amy Klobuchar Winner in MN Senate Race

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 7, 2012 at 1:35 AM CDT

Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) - NBC News projects US Senator Amy Klobuchar the winner in the Minnesota Senate race.

The projection came just minutes after the polls closed in Minnesota.

“I’ve always approached my job with one simple value: putting the people of Minnesota first and fighting for what’s right, and that’s what I will continue to do,” said Klobuchar. “After this polarizing national election, we must stand together and renew our commitment to our country by renewing our economy, our democracy and our Congress. Getting things done in Washington in the next few years is not going to be about standing by yourself and giving a speech. The future will be in the hands of those who are willing to stand next to someone they don’t always agree with for the betterment of this country. I believe there’s a common ground for this country–and that common ground is this: It’s that we believe in an America that’s as good as its promise.”

“Senator Klobuchar has done an incredible job representing Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, and I’m thrilled that she’s won a second term," said US Senator Al Franken. "She has always put the middle class first, has been a relentless fighter for our state, and she has a track record of working across the aisle to get things done. Minnesotans are lucky to have her as their senator, and I’m lucky to have her as my colleague.”

The challenger for her seat is Kurt Bills.