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Hoyer wins Maryland House primary

Hoyer wins Maryland House primary
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House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package Key Democrat unveils plan to restore limited earmarks Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission MORE (D-Md.) won his primary race Tuesday, prevailing over four other Democrats on his way to a 21st term in Congress.

Hoyer won easily, leading with 72 percent of the vote after 9 percent of precincts had reported, according to the Associated Press. His closest rival, progressive Mckayla Wilkes, had received 18 percent of the vote.

His win Tuesday virtually assures his victory in November in the safe blue district. Hoyer won reelection in 2018 by over 43 points.

The Maryland Democrat has seen his profile rise amid clashes between the House Democrats and President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE. The House impeached Trump earlier this year but the president was acquitted in the Senate.