GOP picks up 2 seats in AZ House delegation

GOP picks up 2 seats in AZ House delegation

GOP picks up 2 seats in AZ House delegation

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by AP

azfamily.com

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 10:43 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Voters changed the balance of Arizona's congressional delegation from heavily Democratic to majority Republican on Tuesday.

Republicans picked up two seats and will have at least five of eight Arizona seats in the new Congress.

Voters rejected another term in office for Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the 1st District and Harry Mitchell in the 5th District.

Tea party favorite Paul Gosar will take over Kirkpatrick's seat and David Schweikert will replace Mitchell.

In southern Arizona, Democrats Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva held thin leads in their districts late Tuesday.

Republican Ben Quayle held onto a GOP seat being vacated by retiring Rep. John Shadegg, turning back Democratic challenger Jon Hulburd.

Voters re-elected Democrat Ed Pastor and Republicans Jeff Flake and Trent Franks by wide margins.
 

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