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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, once again proved herself to be a formidable political opponent on Tuesday, defeating two primary challengers for her 30th District seat, in one of the only serious primary contests she's faced since she was first elected to Congress in 1992.

Despite an ethics scandal that threatened to cost her the seat in 2010, Johnson remains popular in the district and pulled in 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Johnson is expected to sail past Air Force veteran Travis Washington Jr., who ran unopposed for the Republican nomination, in the fall.

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