Associated Press:

Arkansas Republican Sen. John Boozman has won a second term, fending off a challenge by Democrat Conner Eldridge, a former federal prosecutor.

Boozman served five terms in the House before winning a Senate seat in 2010. He campaigned as someone who puts Arkansas first, while Eldridge touted his work prosecuting a county judge for corruption.

Boozman says he hopes members of his party and Democrats in Washington can find common ground on issues such as the economy and national security after a bitterly contested race for the White House and control of the Senate.

He said Tuesday that he was gratified that voters re-elected him to a second Senate term. Boozman raised significantly more campaign money than Eldridge.

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