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Moulton fends off primary challenges in Massachusetts

Moulton fends off primary challenges in Massachusetts
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonTrump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes Overnight Defense: Congress recommends nuclear arms treaty be extended | Dems warn Turkey | Military's eighth COVID death identified Bipartisan congressional task force recommends extending nuclear treaty with Russia MORE fended off two primary challengers to win the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday.

Moulton, who first won his House seat in 2014, defeated Angus McQuilken, a business executive, and Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, a progressive activist, in the northeastern Massachusetts district. 

Moulton will be the heavy favorite to win the general election in November after winning reelection by just under 34 points in 2018 and running uncontested in 2016. 

The Massachusetts Democrat saw his profile rise after he challenged Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBrown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' MORE (D-Calif.) for the Speakership in 2018 and following his failed 2020 White House bid.