Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary

Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary
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Rep. Dean PhillipsDean PhillipsOmar feuds with Jewish Democrats Shakespeare gets a congressional hearing in this year's 'Will on the Hill' Democrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe 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 PaulsenHouse panel opens probe into Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations GOP Rep. Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary 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.