Amid Ethics Rules Violations, Trump-Endorsed US Rep. David Schweikert Is Projected Winner in Arizona Primary

Embattled incumbent U.S. Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) is the projected winner in a three-way race for the Republican nomination in Arizona’s newly created congressional District 1.
With over 74 percent of precincts reporting in the Aug. 2 primary, Trump-endorsed Schweikert currently leads with 44 percent of the vote, while his closest opponent Elijah Norton trails with 34 percent.
On the Democratic side, Jevin Hodge currently leads his rival Adam Metzendorf 62-38 percent.
The winners will advance to the general election on Nov. 8.
Schweikert launched his bid for re-election after he became embroiled in charges of ethics rules violations tied to campaign financing.
In July 2020, he was fined $50,000 by the bipartisan House Ethics Committee after admitting to 11 rules breaches, including misuse of campaign funds….

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