Rep. Marc VeaseyMarc Allison VeaseyCongressional Black Caucus faces tough decision on Harris, Booker Overnight Defense: VA pick breezes through confirmation hearing | House votes to move on defense bill negotiations | Senate bill would set 'stringent' oversight on North Korea talks Bipartisan solution is hooked on facts, not fiction 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.