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Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary

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Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), shown here in September 2011, easily beat his challenger in the Democratic primary June 12. 
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Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), shown here in September 2011, easily beat his challenger in the Democratic primary June 12. 

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) easily beat back a Democratic challenger in yesterday's primary.

The 11-term congressman pulled in nearly 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean challenger Bruce Shuttleworth didn't make him sweat a little. A Texas-based super PAC, the Campaign for Primary Accountability, devoted to ousting incumbents, had promised to prop up Shuttleworth with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The money from the political action committee never materialized, and Shuttleworth's accusations that Moran is unethical never stuck. 

The challenger charged Moran with taking sweetheart deals on loans. But even in an anti-incumbent environment, Northern Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly voted to keep Moran in office for another term. 

Now, Moran will face Republican Patrick Murray in this fall's general election. The last time the two faced off in 2010, Moran won with sixty one percent of the vote. 

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