After a narrow win in deep red Arizona, Republicans fret for 2018 midterms

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Arizona’s special election for a seat in the House of Representatives on Tuesday resulted in a narrow 5 point victory by Republican Debbie Lesko over a Democratic political newcomer in a state President Donald Trump won by 21 points. 
The big message to Republicans nationwide: Even the reddest of districts in a red state can be in play this year.
Democrats said they wanted to send a message to Trump and supported Democratic health care plans.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

Tuesday’s narrow victory by Republican Debbie Lesko over a Democratic political newcomer sends a big message to Republicans nationwide: Even the reddest of districts in a red state can be in play this year. Early returns show Lesko winning by about 5 percentage points in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District where Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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