Dr. Hiral Tipirneni (D), who twice ran for Congress during the last election cycle in Arizona’s 8th District – once in the special election; once in the regular vote – announced that she is returning to the campaign trail but, this time, in a different venue. Dr. Tipirneni, who recorded just under 48% of the vote in the special and fell under 45% in the regular general against Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria), is now setting her sights on Rep. David Schweikert (R-Fountain Hills) in the adjoining 6th District.
Recently, Rep. Schweikert has come under fire for allegedly using his federal office resources in support of his re-election campaign, a subject of which we may be hearing more soon. The Congressman was re-elected to a fifth term with 55% of the vote in November against a candidate who spent less than $400,000. The 6th, known as a Republican stronghold, is beginning to show trends of becoming more politically marginal. President Trump carried the seat 52-42% in 2016, but that was down substantially from Mitt Romney’s 59-39% margin in 2012.
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