Eddie Bernice Johnson wins District 30 primary in a landslide

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by TERESA WOODARD

WFAA

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson easily won the Democratic primary race for the seat she's held for 19 years.

A group of supporters cheered on the longtime representative as she declared victory in the District 30 House race Tuesday night, receiving about 70 percent of the vote. "Two more years! Two more years!" they chanted.

"I give all the credit to voters who recognize my work," Johnson said. "I've not spent a single day in Washington not working. Not spent a single day in office not working. That's where my interest has been, and where my focus has been."

She said earning an endorsement from President Obama was a key to winning the race. "I think it was important," she said. "I'm on his team and I always have been."

"We're not strangers. I met him before he came to the Senate. I worked with him and supported him strongly," she said.

Johnson will face Republican Travis Washington in the general election in November.

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