Ron Wyden reelected to U.S. Senate

He was also challenged by four other third party candidates.

Ron Wyden
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore, speaks during an interview in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden won reelection to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening, defeating Republican Mark Callahan.

He was also challenged by four other third party candidates.

Wyden coasted to a primary victory with 83% of the vote, while Callahan earned the GOP nod with a close win over Sam Carpenter and 2 others.

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The 67-year-old Wyden was first elected to the US Senate in 1996. He currently serves on a number of Senate committees, including Budget, Energy and Natural Resources and Finance.

Callahan tried for a US Senate spot when he ran for the same office in 2014 and lost in the Republican primary. He also was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 13 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

The other candidates on the Senate ballot included independents Jim Lindsay and Steven Cody Reynolds, Eric Navickas (Progressive) and Shanti Lewallen (Working Families)