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 KirkpatrickDemocrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race Arizona Rep. Tom O'Halleran wins Democratic primary Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins Democratic primary MORE (D) left the seat to unsuccessfully run for Senate. Kirkpatrick now represents the 2nd District.


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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.