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Democrat Leahy of Vermont wins in US Senate

 Sen. Pat  Leahy, D-Vt., right, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)...
 Sen. Pat  Leahy, D-Vt., right, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot...
 Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., left, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they  greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Vermont Senate

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., right, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)...

Vermont Senate

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., right, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot...

Vermont Senate

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., left, is joined by his wife, Marcelle, as they greet supporters in Barre, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

The U.S. Senate's second-longest serving member is headed back to Washington.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont easily won re-election to a seventh term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Len Britton and five others.
The 70-year-old Leahy was first elected in 1974. He has earned a reputation as a liberal stalwart on such issues as government secrecy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and U.S. Supreme Court nominations.
He amassed more than $4 million in contributions for his campaign and barely broke a sweat fending off political newcomers Britton and independent Daniel Freilich. Also in the race were independents Stephen J. Cain and Johenry Nunes, socialist Pete Diamondstone and United States Marijuana Party candidate Cris Ericson.


Updated : 2021-05-08 22:50 GMT+08:00