Arizona Rep. Tom O'Halleran wins Democratic primary

Arizona Rep. Tom O'Halleran wins Democratic primary
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Rep. Tom O’Halleran won the Democratic primary in Arizona's 1st District on Tuesday as he seeks to earn a third term in November.

The Blue Dog Democrat won with 58.7 percent of the vote, beating Democratic rival Eva Putzova with 94 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

O’Halleran, previously a state senator, won in 2016 after then-incumbent Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickDemocrats confront difficult prospects for midterms Surgeon who treated Gabby Giffords after shooting launches House bid in Arizona These House lawmakers aren't seeking reelection in 2022 MORE (D) left the seat to unsuccessfully run for Senate. Kirkpatrick now represents the 2nd District.


The district is one of more than two dozen nationwide won by President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE in 2016 but represented by a Democrat in Congress.

O’Halleran will now go up against Tiffany Shedd, a lawyer and cotton farmer who won her primary Tuesday.

Nonpartisan political handicapper the Cook Political Report rates the November race as “Lean Democratic.”

Updated: Aug. 5 at 1:50 p.m.