Rep. Marc VeaseyMarc Allison VeaseyHouse Dems launch '18 anti-poverty tour How much collateral damage will there be in the 2018 midterms? Armed Services chair: US should be 'alert' about Russian mercenaries in Syria MORE (D-Texas) has won his primary, beating back a self-funding challenger.

The freshman congressman leads businessman Tom Sanchez (D) by 74 percent to 26 percent, with early votes counted. The Associated Press has called the race.

Veasey, who is African-American, represents a Dallas-Forth Worth district that has large populations of both African-Americans and Hispanics, and narrowly defeated a Hispanic former lawmaker in 2012. But Veasey is known as a hard-charging campaigner and got a late boost from an endorsement from President Obama. The early election results indicate he's cemented himself in the district since winning that race.

Veasey is viewed as a rising star in Texas Democratic politics.