Already, Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria) has won two elections for the House, one in a special election, and the other in the regular 2018 cycle. Both times she defeated physician Hiral Tipirneni in campaigns that were closer than previous voter history would have typically projected.
Now, a new candidate is emerging. Yesterday, former Litchfield Park City Councilman Bob Musselwhite (D) said he plans to challenge Rep. Lesko next year. It is unclear if Dr. Tipirneni will make a third attempt, but publicly stated she is not ruling out challenging Rep. David Schweikert (R-Fountain Hills/Scottsdale) in the adjacent 6th CD.
In any event, with a full term to ensconce herself in what should be a reliable Republican district, the new Congresswoman will become a clear favorite for re-election.
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