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Democrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race

Democrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race
© Greg Nash

Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) has retained his House seat to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

The Associated Press called the race for O'Halleran a week after Election Day.

The congressman beat out GOP challenger Tiffany Shedd, who was looking to flip the seat and become the first Republican representative for the district since Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarGosar's brothers apologize 'on behalf of the actual sane members of our family' 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Cheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 MORE (R-Ariz.). Gosar held the seat before redistricting, and he now represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District.

O’Halleran was first elected to the House in 2016, replacing former 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-Ariz.), and held onto his seat in the 2018 midterm elections.