Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at his election night headquarters on Monday, Montreal, Canada. Photo: Cole Burston/Getty Images

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party was set to form a minority government after being re-elected Monday in a close election race in Canada, CBC and CTV News projections show.

By the numbers: The Liberals had won or were leading in 157 of the 338 available seats, according to results early Tuesday. Nearest rival the Conservative Party has secured 121 seats, per CBC.

What they're saying: President Trump tweeted a congratulatory message to Trudeau on what he called "a wonderful and hard fought victory."

"Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!"
— Trump's tweet to Trudeau

The big picture: After seeing his popularity plummet, Trudeau received a welcome boost last Wednesday from former President Barack Obama, who made a rare endorsement of a foreign leader in a tweet stating that "the world needs" the Canadian PM's "progressive leadership."

  • Per Axios' Dave Lawler, Trudeau's popularity first plunged "under the disillusionment that hampers many incumbents, particularly on the idealistic left."
  • Then Trudeau's high-principled public image took a dive with an ethics breach that began in February, and last month he was hit with a racism scandal in which photos emerged of him wearing brownface and blackface when he was younger.

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.