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Republican Wendy Rogers Loses by 6% to Democrat Tom O’Halleran for Arizona’s 1st House Seat

This undated photo provided by the Rogers For Congress campaign shows Wendy Rogers, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's vast 1st District. In one of the country's largest congressional districts, three Republican candidates who tout connections to President Donald Trump want the chance to unseat the Democratic incumbent. Wendy …
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Incumbent Democrat Congressman Tom O’Halleran won re-election by just over six percent over Republican challenger and Air Force veteran Wendy Rogers in the Tuesday midterm election.

O’Halleran took home 53.2 percent of the vote to Rogers’ 46.8 percent, as of Thursday.

“My opponent—a first-term incumbent—has gone along with the liberal agenda. He voted against the tax cut, he would most assuredly vote for impeachment of our president,” Rogers warned Breitbart News Saturday radio listeners in early October. “He tries to cast himself as moderate, but he’s anything but.”

Some early October polls had shown Rogers with a slight lead over O’Halleran. Arizona’s first congressional district voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. 

O’Halleran distanced himself from Democrats after signs that Democrat obstruction of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was energizing Republican voters more than Democrats. “The Democrats I thought went a little bit too far,” he said of the hearings.

Rogers was among the 100 first female U.S. Air Force pilots in 1981. Her flights included humanitarian missions. “During the fall of the Berlin Wall, she ran the Bosnian Airlift, which brought in food, medicine, and other supplies into Sarajevo and besieged areas inaccessible by land,” Breitbart News reported ahead of the election. She and her fellow Air Force veteran husband started a home inspection business after retiring.

O’Halleran served in Arizona’s state Senate for two years in the late 2000s. He was first elected to represent Arizona’s first district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016.

Michelle Moons is a White House Correspondent for Breitbart News — follow on Twitter @MichelleDiana and Facebook

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