Sen. Chris Coons wins Delaware Democratic Senate primary

Coons defeated Jessica Scarane during the primary contest.

Sen. Chris Coons in August 2020
Sen. Chris Coons in August 2020
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Updated: September 15, 2020 - 11:25pm

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Delaware Sen. Chris Coons on Tuesday defeated progressive rival Jessica Scarane during the state's Democratic primary.

The sitting senator appears to have scored a resounding victory, earning 73.7 percent of the vote compared to Scarane's 26.3 percent as of 10:11 p.m. EST. 

Coons has spent nearly a decade working in the Senate since he began serving in 2010 after winning a special election.

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