Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 

Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 
© Greg Nash

Rep. Jim CooperJim CooperArkansas legislature splits Little Rock in move that guarantees GOP seats Cities become pawns in redistricting game On The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle 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.