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Andy Biggs easily takes CD-5 seat after razor-thin GOP primary

Posted: 8:31 PM, Nov 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-09 20:09:31Z

Republican Andy Biggs easily defeated Democrat Talia Fuentes to take Arizona's Congressional District 5 seat Tuesday.   

Biggs, who beat fellow Republican Christine Jones by just 27 votes  after a recount in August's GOP primary, won with more than 80 percent of the vote.  

In the other easy-win districts, Democrats Kyrsten Sinema, Ruben Gallego and Raul Grijalva won re-election, as did Republicans Paul Gosar, David Schweikert and Trent Franks. 

A top member of the state Senate, Biggs succeeds Matt Salmon, who announced his retirement in February

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