Schweikert Defeats Quayle in Incumbents’ Battle in Arizona

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 09:35 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Ben Quayle lost to Rep. David Schweikert on Tuesday in a primary battle of GOP first-term incumbents for Arizona’s newly-drawn Sixth Congressional District.

"This was an inter-family battle," Schweikert, 50, a former Maricopa county treasurer, told supporters at his election night party, according to the Arizona Republic. "I need you to reach out, whether we win or lose, to start the healing."

Quayle, 35, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, had been endorsed by Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He moved to a new home in the new district that was reconfigured to include most of the voters he currently represents, the Times reported.

"We ran a very honorable campaign, and we fought for the right reasons," he said, according to the Republic.

Schweikert was leading by 53 percent to 46 percent with 80 percent of districts reporting.

In other Arizona races, incumbent Rep. Paul Gosar, who Sarah Palin endorsed, defeated State Sen. Ron Gould in the race for Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. Gosar made a move similar to Quayle, switching to run for re-election in a newly drawn district.

Ron Barber, a Democrat who filled the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ term in Congress, defeated former state representative Matt Heinz, the Times reported. He will now face Republican retired Air Force colonel Martha McSally, in the new Second Congressional District.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved