Republican Debbie Lesko has officially bested Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District special election. Despite the win being clear as of Tuesday night, it took until early in the afternoon on Wednesday for Lesko’s opponent to officially concede.
Now that nearly all of votes are counted, we know that the special election goes to our opponent. I congratulate Debbie…
In the concession announcement, Tipirneni made her intention to compete against Lesko again in November clear.
President Donald Trump was pushing for Lesko, who previously served as a state senator. After the election was called for Lesko, Trump took to Twitter to congratulate her.
Congratulations to Republican Debbie Lesko on her big win in the Special Election for Arizona House seat. Debbie will do a Great Job! Press is so silent.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018