Sen. Bob Corker coasted to victory in the Republican Tennessee Senate primary Thursday, scoring 388,781 votes, compared to a collective 56,253 from his GOP challengers.
Corker, who is seeking his second term in the Senate, was challenged closest by candidate Zach Poskevich, who scored 28,270 votes—360,001 less than the senator.
In a prepared video statement, Corker said he looked forward to continuing work toward "real progress" in the Senate.
"Serving you and your family in the Senate is a great honor and a challenging responsibility," Corker said. "I am focused on our country's most urgent problems—getting our economy growing again and getting our government's fiscal house in order. It's time we to come together around some common sense goals that we all share."
Corker will face Mark E. Clayton, a 35-year-old resident of Whites Creek, who won the Democratic primary, in the general election.
The election is Nov. 6.
Updated @ 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 6. The earlier version of this article said Corker did not carry Meigs County. The tally for Meigs was incorrectly reported immediately following the election and has been corrected to show the senator winning the county by more than 800 votes.