Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips wins primary

Greg Nash

Rep. Dean Phillips 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 Paulsen (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.

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