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Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary
© Greg Nash

Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchAllow Medicare to negotiate on behalf of patients to lower drug prices Democrats push to add drug pricing, Medicare measures to Biden plan House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package MORE (D) easily won the Democratic primary in Vermont’s only congressional district on Tuesday, making it likely he will win an eighth term in November.

Welch won with more than 95 percent of the vote with 15 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He beat out Ralph Corbo, who was also running in the separate gubernatorial primary.

Welch first entered Congress in 2007, succeeding Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Sunrise Movement endorses Nina Turner in special election for Ohio House seat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Israel-Hamas carnage worsens; Dems face SALT dilemma MORE (I-Vt.) when he was elected to the Senate. He has won all of his reelection bids by a landslide.

Miriam Berry won the district's Republican primary with 34 percent of the votes cast in the four-way race, according to the AP.

--This report was updated on Aug. 12 at 6:08 a.m.