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Primary voting favors GOP incumbents

Ohio’s Boehner locks up a return to Congress in first contests of election year

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.

Thom Tillis and his wife, Susan, greet supporters at an election-night rally in Charlotte, N.C., after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

North Carolina Republican voters selected Thom Tillis to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner won re-nomination to Congress from Ohio, first in a springtime spate of primaries pitting the GOP establishment against Tea Party challengers.

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