Businessman Walker wins GOP primary for U.S. House after failed Democratic bid two years ago

DOVER — Scott Walker, a business owner and landlord who ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat two years ago, has won the Republican primary for Delaware’s lone U.S. House seat.

The 67-year-old Walker defeated actor and retired railroad industry worker Lee Murphy on Thursday and will face incumbent Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester in November.

Scott Walker

Blunt Rochester easily won a six-way Democratic primary for Congress in 2016. Walker finished fifth in that race with less than 5 percent of the vote.

Walker’s political fortunes changed after he switched parties. During the campaign, Walker stressed the need to improve the nation’s defense, economy and health care system. He also noted that he recently became very religious, and that he has God on his side to help conquer every problem.

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