Northern Maricopa County voters go to the polls today to choose a successor to resigned Rep. Trent Franks (R-Peoria). The strongly Republican electorate is expected to choose former State Senate President Pro Tempore Debbie Lesko (R). Democrats nominated physician Hiral Tiperneni as the party standard bearer. Most polling has given Ms. Lesko almost a double-digit lead, though one survey from last week, from Emerson College, found Dr. Tiperneni grasping a one-point advantage. Emerson’s latest study, however, (4/19-21; 400 AZ-8 likely special election voters) returns the Republican to a 49-43% advantage.
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