Third-term Rep. Debbie Dingell wins Democratic nomination

Posted at 10:10 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 22:20:04-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Third-term Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell has won the primary in Michigan's 12th Congressional District.

The 66-year-old Dingell, of Dearborn, defeated liberal challenger Solomon Rajput on Tuesday, all but ensuring her re-election in November to the seat that is heavily Democratic.

The 12th District stretches between Ann Arbor and the Detroit suburbs. A Dingell has represented the area in Congress for 87 years. In 2015, she succeeded her husband, John — the longest-serving member of Congress in history, who died in 2019. She sits on the House Energy and Natural Resources committees.