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Debbie Lesko wins Arizona special election

Voters wait in line in front of a polling station to cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election
Voters wait in line in front of a polling station to cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Photo: Laura Segall/AFP/Getty Images

Former Republican State Senator Debbie Lesko has secured the victory in Arizona's eighth district against her Democrat opponent, Hiral Tipirneni, 52.9% to 47.1%, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: President Trump, who endorsed Lesko, won the district by 20 points, per the Times. Republicans poured money into the district after a hot streak from Democrats in recent special elections, although the district wasn't expected to flip.