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Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young wins re-election bid

(Alan Mbathi/IPB News)
U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) first won his seat in 2016, after serving three terms in the U.S. House.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) has won his second term in the U.S. Senate.

Young beat Democrat Tom McDermott and Libertarian James Sceniak.

Young came into the race with several advantages – the boost of incumbency, being a Republican in Indiana and with millions of dollars in his campaign coffers. And he only built that financial lead through the course of the campaign.

The race was widely expected to favor Young, though polls in recent weeks had shown his lead narrowing significantly. But the senior Indiana U.S. senator will head back to Washington for another six years.

He first won his seat in 2016, after serving three terms in the U.S. House.

This story will be updated.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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Brandon Smith has covered the Statehouse for Indiana Public Broadcasting for more than a decade, spanning three governors and a dozen legislative sessions. He's also the host of Indiana Week in Review, a weekly political and policy discussion program seen and heard across the state. He previously worked at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri and WSPY in Plano, Illinois. His first job in radio was in another state capitol - Jefferson City, Missouri - as a reporter for three stations around the Show-Me State.