Arizona House primary results: Ben Quayle booted from Congress

Arizona House primary results: Ben Quayle booted from Congress

Congressional District 6 candidate Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, hugs his wife Joyce in reaction to early election results from his campaign headquarters on Tuesday. | AP Photothe David Schweikert jumped to an early lead inRepublican House race. | AP Photo

By MIKE ZAPLER and ALEX ISENSTADT | 8/29/12 12:17 AM EDT

Freshman Rep. Ben Quayle lost Tuesday night to fellow first-term Rep. David Schweikert in a fierce member vs. member GOP primary in Arizona, a stinging defeat after Quayle’s years-long struggle to shed his image as the privileged scion of political royalty.

With four-fifths of precincts reporting, Schweikert was leading Quayle, 53 percent to 47 percent and the Associated Press called the race. Redistricting thrust the two incumbents into battle for a Scottsdale-area seat. Continue reading “Arizona House primary results: Ben Quayle booted from Congress”