New Jersey Rep. Gottheimer wins House primary

New Jersey Rep. Gottheimer wins House primary
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New Jersey Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention New Jersey Rep. Gottheimer wins House primary New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries MORE won the Democratic primary in his state’s 5th District as he pursues a third term.

Gottheimer defeated Arati Kreibich, a neuroscientist who cast her progressive campaign as an effort to get a “real Democrat” elected, prevailing by 70.9 percent to 29.1 percent, according to The Associated Press on Thursday. The primary took place on Tuesday, but a surge in mailed-in ballots delayed the outcome of the contest.

Gottheimer is a well-known moderate and member of the Blue Dog Coalition in Congress.

The New Jersey Democrat will be favored to win in November, with the Cook Political Report rating the race as “likely Democratic.”