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Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 

Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 
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Rep. Jim CooperJim CooperDeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes Colorado presses Biden to reverse Trump Space Command move Five centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote MORE won the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 5th District on Thursday as he looks to clinch his 16th term in November.

Cooper led with 56 percent of the vote after 52 percent of precincts had reported, according to the Associated Press. 

Cooper, a Blue Dog democrat, prevailed over Keeda Haynes, a former public defender who would have been the first black congresswoman from the state, and small business owner Joshua Rawlings.