Former Arizona state senator wins primary for vacant House seat

Former Arizona state senator wins primary for vacant House seatBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A former Arizona state senator won a special Republican primary on Tuesday, sending her into a general election for a seat vacated by a former U.S. representative who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. Debbie Lesko won the party's nomination for the Phoenix-area House of Representatives seat with 36 percent of the vote, well ahead of 11 other candidates, according to the voting tallies on the Arizona Secretary of State website. "This was a team effort and I am so thankful, I am so blessed," Lesko told an enthusiastic crowd, including former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, who stood by her side.




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