Kendra Horn wins Democratic House primary in Oklahoma

Kendra Horn wins Democratic House primary in Oklahoma
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Rep. Kendra HornKendra Suzanne HornModerate House Democrats introduce bill aimed at stopping China from exploiting coronavirus pandemic House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate Terry Neese, Stephanie Bice head to Oklahoma GOP runoff MORE (D-Okla.) won the Democratic primary in her Oklahoma City-area district on Tuesday as she seeks a second term in one of the most contested House races in November.

The former attorney and ex-Congressional staffer prevailed after only facing nominal opposition in the Democratic primary.

But Horn is likely to face a tight reelection bid after prevailing over then-Rep. Steve RussellSteven (Steve) Dane RussellTerry Neese, Stephanie Bice head to Oklahoma GOP runoff Kendra Horn wins Democratic House primary in Oklahoma Bloomberg builds momentum on Capitol Hill with new endorsements MORE (R) by only about 1.5 points in 2018, eking out a win in a Republican-leaning district that President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE won by about 13 points.

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Horn became the first Democrat elected from the district in over four decades. She has accumulated a hefty war chest of $2.3 million in anticipation of a tough battle to retain her seat.

The Oklahoma Democrat is on the National Republican Congressional Committee's list of top Democratic targets, and Republicans are confident their voters will turn out in force in a presidential cycle with President Trump at the top of the ticket.