Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary
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Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchDemocrats to determine leaders after disappointing election Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary 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 SandersThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake Cori Bush dismisses concerns of being 'co-opted' by establishment The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges 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.