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Schweikert Beats Quayle, Headlining Ariz. House Primaries

In the new, Phoenix-area 9th District, Democrats nominated former state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to run in a battleground, slightly Democratic-leaning seat. Sinema finished with 42 percent of the vote to 31 percent for underfunded state Sen. David Schapira and 27 percent for former state party chair Andrei Cherny, who was expected to be Sinema's main rival. Sinema and Cherny went back and forth for the entirety of the primary, with Cherny attempting to exploit Sinema's long history of controversial comments -- something Republicans will be eager to try in the general election. But Sinema's local popularity with Democrats and strong fundraising were too much to overcome. Local official Vernon Parker leads the GOP primary in the 9th District with 23 percent of the vote, though the Associated Press has not called that tightly-packed race yet.

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