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Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary

Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary
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Rep. Dean PhillipsDean PhillipsMarjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats Democrats poised to impeach Trump again Capitol Police say reports of officer's death are wrong MORE won the Democratic primary in Minnesota’s 3rd District on Tuesday as he looks to clinch a second term in November.

The first-term Democrat won with 91 percent of the vote after 96 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press. He beat out Democratic rival Cole Young.

Phillips defeated then-Rep. Erik PaulsenErik Philip PaulsenMinnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary Pass USMCA Coalition drops stance on passing USMCA Two swing-district Democrats raise impeachment calls after whistleblower reports MORE (R-Minn.) by more than 11 points to flip the seat for Democrats.

The incumbent lawmaker will face off against health care executive Kendall Qualls, who easily won the GOP primary on Tuesday.