Debbie Lesko, by all accounts a good Christian conservative, will be the new representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district. The district is strongly Republican. Lesko was a good fit. Democrats had no natural base of support in the district given its historic Republican-ness.
But don’t get cocky. The district is overwhelming Republican and Lesko won it by a smaller margin than she should have. Democrats turned out as best they can, but the district was drawn to be Republican. That they were able to keep Lesko to single digits is a continuing warning sign to Republicans that they need to be fielding their best candidates with the best ground games.
November is going to be tough. The data points just keep trickling in to prove it. But tonight, the best candidate really did win. Congrats, Debbie Lesko…..