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Oberstar turns back primary challenge in 8th District

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is an easy primary winner as he tries for an 18th term representing his northeastern Minnesota district.

Oberstar beat W.D. "Bill" Hamm, a frequent candidate who heads a group called the Freedom Coalition of Minnesota.

Oberstar is one of the most senior members of Congress. He heads the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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