Boehner Cruises to Easy Win in GOP Primary

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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:49 PM

 

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House Speaker John Boehner has defeated two tea party challengers as he seeks his 13th term in Congress.

In Ohio's 8th Congressional District, Boehner easily beat high school teacher J.D. Winteregg and businessman Eric Gurr in Tuesday's GOP primary.

The Virginia-based Tea Party Leadership Fund spent some $320,000 in support of Winteregg amid dissatisfaction among some GOP voters over Boehner's stances on immigration and the national debt. But Boehner never faced a major threat, whose campaign headed into the last month with some $3.3 million available.

Also on the ballot was tea party candidate Matthew Ashworth, who withdrew last week.

Boehner faces token opposition in November. Competing in the Democratic primary are Tom Poetter, a professor, and restaurant supervisor Matthew Guyette.

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