Democratic U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown beats progressive challenger in Ohio primary, AP projects

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Brown reacts after being sworn in as member of Congressional Black Caucus at U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moderate Democratic U.S. Representative Shontel Brown held off a primary election challenge by progressive Nina Turner in Ohio’s 11th congressional district, which will likely allow her to keep her safely Democratic seat, Associated Press projected.

(Reporting by Moira Warburton; Editing by Scott Malone and Alistair Bell)