PHOENIX - Rep. Raul Grijalva won re-election to a fifth term in southern Arizona's 7th Congressional District.
Vote tallies released Thursday show Grijalva widened his lead over GOP newcomer Ruth McClung from 3 percent to 4 1/2 percent. That was enough for The Associated Press to declare him the race winner.
The Democrat was at risk of defeat for the first time in years because of a backlash over his call for a boycott of Arizona over its new immigration law.
He won more than 60 percent of the vote in 2006 and 2008.
Democrats dominate among voters in the 7th District, which includes western portions of Tucson and Pima County, much of Santa Cruz County and the entire far southwestern corner of the state.
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