Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, and Jonathan Paton Cling to Small Leads
Several of the races for Arizona's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives ended up close, and at the time of this post, we still don't have the answer in three districts.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, Republican Martha McSally, and Republican Jonathan Paton are each hanging on to small leads in their respective races.
In CD-9, Sinema leads Republican Vernon Parker by 1,955 votes with about 94 percent of the precincts reporting.
In CD-2, McSally leads Democratic Congressman Ron Barber by 1,392 votes with about 83 percent of the precincts reporting.
Up north in CD-1, Paton leads Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick by 2,138 votes with about 87 percent of the precincts reporting.
Earlier today, we noted all three of those races as the "good" races as far as competitiveness is concerned, as well as the race between Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva and Republican Gabriela Saucedo-Mercer, which we called "Ehhhhhhhh." With about 69 percent of the precincts reporting in that district, CD-3, Grijalva's up by almost 20 percentage points.
Voters confirmed our suspicions that the races in the other five districts were over before anyone filled out a ballot.
Republican Paul Gosar is up nearly 40 percentage points with almost all the precincts reporting in CD-4.
Republican Matt Salmon is up about 35 points with all the precincts reporting in CD-5.
Republican Congressman David Schweikert is up 29 points on the guy whose name we had to look up this morning, with all the precincts reporting in CD-6.
Democratic Congressman Ed Pastor is up about 59 points with all but one of the precincts reporting in CD-7 -- a race we declared this morning would be "ugly."
Republican Congressman Trent Franks will also retain his seat in CD-8, as he's up by about 30 percentage points with all but one precinct reporting.
Stay tuned for the final results.
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