Rep. Marc VeaseyMarc Allison VeaseyHow much collateral damage will there be in the 2018 midterms? Armed Services chair: US should be 'alert' about Russian mercenaries in Syria Overnight Defense: Mattis vows Dreamers in military won't be deported | Pentagon unsure if military parade will be in Washington | Dem bill would block funds for parade 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.

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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.