Dr. Hiral Tepernini got 82,318 votes, or 47.4%, but lost closely to Debbie Lesko, who got 91,390 votes, or 52.6%.
There was only one bit of good news for Republicans in the Arizona Congressional District Eight Election yesterday evening. Their candidate, soon to be Freedom Caucus Member Debbie Lesko, did win. Everything else was bad news for them. The reasons are as follows:
- President Trump won this district by 21 points. Lesko won by only a little over five. The Democrat, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, and her team ran an excellent race, campaigning on health care, retirement security, and funding public education. She made inroads among Republicans and Independents outperforming how Secretary Clinton did in virtually every precinct.
- The Democrats put up a fight. Dr. Tipirneni was the first Democrat to fight for this seat in six years. She and her people are smart and should learn how to build on their performance last night just in time for the electoral rematch this November.
- Enthusiasm is with the Democrats and Progressives for a variety of reasons ranging from an awakening for progressive solutions and disenchantment/disgust with what the President and his allies on the national and state stage offer.
- The Republicans spent over a $1,000,000 in a “safe” district. The Democrats are probably hoping they drain their bank accounts on more of these “safe” districts. With her performance, Dr. Tipireni will probably get more attention from the National Party and small donors who see a very “gettable” seat in November.
- This was the most conservative district in the State. Imagine what other strong Democrats can do, if recruited, in the other Congressional Districts in Arizona.
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When: Friday, April 27, 2018
Where: JW Marriott at Starr Pass
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85745
Time: Silent Auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the Mother of the Year program will run from 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
“Event to include a silent auction, Emerge’s 2018 Mother of the Year, and a Keynote Conversation with past Mother of the Year honorees
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“The Luncheon features our 2018 Mother of the Year, who will share her incredible journey of courage and strength throughout her experience with domestic abuse. In honor of our 10 year merger anniversary, there will be a keynote conversation with previous Mother of the Year honorees who will reflect on their experience of creating a life free from abuse, and attest to the importance of continuing the work to end domestic abuse in our community.”