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Bruce Braley Wins Democratic Primary In Iowa Senate Race

FILE - This this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo shows Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in Dubuque, Iowa. Braley is making a bipartisan p
FILE - This this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo shows Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in Dubuque, Iowa. Braley is making a bipartisan pitch in the wake of the October 2013 partial government shutdown. On recent stops in his Iowa district, his lack of Republicans criticism was by design, aimed at convincing surly voters that Democrats are the better bet for breaking Washington’s gridlock. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Rep. Bruce Braley clinched the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed the retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the Associated Press reports.

Braley was running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

He will face state Sen. Joni Ernst, who won her Republican primary on Tuesday, in November's general election.

In March, Braley attracted negative media attention after he made critical comments about Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) background as a farmer, though it appears he emerged from the scrutiny relatively unscathed.

HuffPost Pollster, which combines all publicly available polling data, shows Braley leading Ernst by five percentage points.

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