Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson easily beat two challengers Tuesday night to win the Democratic nomination to keep her job as the District 30 representative in the U.S. House.
The Associated Press declared her the winner at about 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. By 10 p.m., she had secured 71 percent of the vote with 52 percent of the precincts reporting in her race against Taj Clayton and Barbara Caraway.
After 19 years in Congress, Johnson credited voters for recognizing her many years of service.
At a watch party with supporters Tuesday night, Johnson said she will head back to Washington in the morning to get right back to work.
“There’s a lot, a major agenda to complete before this term is over. I hope we can,” Johnson said.
Johnson faces Republican Travis Washington Jr, and Libertarian Ed Rankin in November, but her district is heavily Democratic and she said the primary was the biggest challenge.