Hoyer wins Maryland House primary

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Hoyer: House will vote soon on bill to improve ObamaCare Hoyer: Infrastructure package to hit floor this month MORE (D-Md.) won his primary race Tuesday, prevailing over four other Democrats on his way to a 21st term in Congress.

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Hoyer won easily, leading with 72 percent of the vote after 9 percent of precincts had reported, according to the Associated Press. His closest rival, progressive Mckayla Wilkes, had received 18 percent of the vote.

His win Tuesday virtually assures his victory in November in the safe blue district. Hoyer won reelection in 2018 by over 43 points.

The Maryland Democrat has seen his profile rise amid clashes between the House Democrats and President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE. The House impeached Trump earlier this year but the president was acquitted in the Senate.

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