Matt Salmon Makes the Revolving Door Turn Once More, Defeats Kirk Adams

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Republican Congressman-turned-lobbyist Matt Salmon is now a Republican nominee for Congress in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, after he defeated former state House Speaker Kirk Adams last night.

The win all but assures him the Congressional seat in the heavily Republican district, though he will face a Democratic challenger in November.

Given Salmon's time on K Street, Adams had some material to work with, but Salmon had the money and GOP support.

Salmon did have some goofy and strange moments during his campaign, but nothing that quite compared with the David Schweikert/Ben Quayle shouting match:

Salmon topped Adams 54 percent to 46 percent, and probably can put his campaign on cruise control for the general election, since he shouldn't have trouble getting the majority of votes from the Mormon-laden district.

"This is a great win, but now we turn out sights towards November and the General Election," Salmon said in his cookie-cutter victory statement. "We will take nothing for granted and will do everything we need to make sure that we win in November. In addition, we will be turning our attention towards standing up to President Obama and making sure that he does not receive another term. Our future is at stake."

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