Hoyer wins Maryland House primary

Hoyer wins Maryland House primary
© Greg Nash

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' House passes political spending, climate change corporate disclosures bill House to vote Wednesday on making Juneteenth a federal holiday 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 TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE. The House impeached Trump earlier this year but the president was acquitted in the Senate.