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Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 

Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary 
© Greg Nash

Rep. Jim CooperJim CooperSpokesperson says Tennessee Democrat made 'poor analogy' in saying South Carolina voters have extra chromosome House Democrat to DeJoy: 'Is your backup plan to be pardoned like Roger Stone?' House Democrats call on State Department for information on Uighur prisoner Ekpar Asat 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.