Missouri Rep. Sam Graves wins GOP primary

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves wins GOP primary
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Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesAirline CEOs, union leaders implore Congress and the administration to avoid Oct. 1 furloughs Missouri Rep. Sam Graves wins GOP primary OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated MORE won the GOP House primary in Missouri’s 6th District on Tuesday, leaving him well placed for reelection in November in the safe red district.

Graves, currently in his 10th term, defeated Republican rival Christopher Ryan 79 percent to 21 percent with 25 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

He will face off against Gena Ross, a business professor who won a five-person primary on Tuesday.

Graves won reelection in 2018 by more than 30 points and will be heavily favored in November.

Updated: Aug. 5 at 12:43 p.m.