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Six House Members Defeat Primary Challengers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Six congressional incumbents have defeated their challengers in Tennessee's primary election.

Republican Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black won their races, following some of the state's toughest campaigns.

The other winners were Republican Reps. Jimmy Duncan in the 2nd District, Stephen Fincher in the 8th District and Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen prevailed in the 9th District.

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker also easily won nomination.

Seven little-known Democrats were vying for the Senate nomination to face Corker in the general election.

Republican Reps. Phil Roe and Marsha Blackburn and Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper had no primary opposition.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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