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No sweat for Ryan; ex-Marine Gallagher advances in 8th

It turns out House Speaker Paul Ryan was right not to worry about that primary.

Ryan's race against an inexperienced challenger, made briefly compelling by Donald Trump's involvement, turned into a rout when the voting started Tuesday.

"We knew we were going to do well," Ryan said, after he beat businessman Paul Nehlen by a 5-1 margin. "We got the votes we were hoping and expecting to get all along. The outcome is exactly what we were hoping for."

Meanwhile, the primary's other top race was in northeastern Wisconsin, where GOP Rep. Reid Ribble's retirement opened a swing congressional seat. Mike Gallagher, a former Marine who served as national...

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