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Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer wins primary

Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer wins primary
© Greg Nash

Rep. Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments 3 congressmen on Air Force One with Trump took commercial flight after president's diagnosis House Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts MORE won the Republican primary in Minnesota’s 6th District on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to clinch a fourth term in the safe red district.

Emmer won with 87 percent of the vote after 71 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press, prevailing over Republican rival Patrick Munro.

In November, Emmer will run against the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's Tawnja Zahradka, who did not face opposition in her primary.