Representative Haley Stevens (D) was expected to defeat fellow countryman Andy Levin (D) in Michigan’s 11th District Democratic primary.
The Associated Press called the race for Stevens at 10:46 p.m. ET.
Both Stevens and Levin were elected four years ago in the 2018 midterm elections that saw Democrats regain control of the House. But the redistricting process has forced them into a membership game that will ultimately determine who will seek a third term in November.
Stevens and Levin occupied different paths in the primary, with Stevens carving out a more moderate reputation and Levin portraying himself as more progressive.
Stevens ultimately entered the primary with a financial advantage over Levin. Their latest federal filings show Stevens has nearly $1.5 million of Levin’s $726,000 at his disposal.
But Levin also had the advantage of name recognition. While elected to the House in 2018, his father, former Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), represented the district for more than three and a half decades, while his uncle is the late Sen. Carl Levin (D- Michigan.).
The race has drawn attention from pro-Israel groups, with the J Street PAC backing the more left-leaning Levin and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee PAC backing Stevens.
Michigan’s 11th district leans toward the Democrats, giving Stevens an easier path to re-election this year after winning twice previously in a more competitive district.