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Newberger, Housley take victories in Minnesota GOP Senate races

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Minnesota state Rep. Jim Newberger and state Sen. Karin Housley on Tuesday advanced to the general election after winning their respective Republican primary races.

The details: Newberger will run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is seeking a third term in the Senate. Meanwhile, Housley's special election win has set her up against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tina Smith. The election will decide who will serve the remaining term of embattled Democrat Al Franken, who resigned in January amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations.