All nine of Arizona’s U.S. Representatives faced races Tuesday night, but only two of those races were expected to turn into nail biters.
Democrats are on guard in District 1 where incumbent Tom O’Halleran was running for reelection against Republican challenger Tiffany Shedd. Initial poll results showed O’Halleran held a 54% lead over Shedd.
The other hotly contested race was District 6 between Republican incumbent David Schweikert and Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni. Schweikert was looking to be elect to his sixth congressional term, and he’s served in the district since 2011.
Early poll results showed Tipirneni with a 52% lead over Schweikert.
The remaining races appeared to have slim chances for districts to be flipped.
Democrat Raul Grijalva retained his seat in District 3 against Republican Daniel Wood.
In District 4, Republican Paul Gosar secured reelection against Democratic challenger Delina DiSanto.
Republican Andy Biggs defeated Democratic challenger Joan Greene in District 5 to retain his seat.
In District 7, Democrat Ruben Gallego secured reelection to keep his seat against Republican challenger Joshua Barnett.
Republican Debbie Lesko retained her seat in District 8 against Democratic challenger Michael Muscato.