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Democrat Hiral Tipirneni wins Ariz. primary to challenge Rep. David Schweikert

Democrat Hiral Tipirneni wins Ariz. primary to challenge Rep. David Schweikert
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Hiral Tipirneni, an Indian American physician, won the Democratic primary in Arizona’s 6th District on Tuesday and will attempt to unseat Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit House GOP proposed rules change sparks concern MORE (R) in November.

Tipirneni led a four-candidate field with 54 percent of the vote, with less than 1 percent of the precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

This marks Tipirneni's third race for Congress after twice unsuccessfully challenging Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) in the 8th District.

Schweikert's district is rated as "Lean Republican" by the Cook Political Report. The lawmaker, who was unchallenged in his primary, is vying for a sixth term after prevailing in 2018 by over 10 points.

Tipirneni has proven to be a formidable fundraiser in her races and will likely be well funded in her challenge against Schweikert, who is facing a probe from the House Ethics Committee over allegations of of misusing official funds and receiving improper campaign contributions.