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Biggs grabs tiny lead over Jones in 5th District race

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Senate President Andy Biggs has grabbed a razor-thin lead over his challenger in the Republican primary in a suburban Phoenix congressional district.

Biggs was reported to have an edge of nine votes over former internet executive Christine Jones in the last results posted at 2 a.m. Saturday.

The race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Matt Salmon in the 5th District appears to be heading to a recount, the Arizona Republic reports.

The primary winner will almost certainly go on to represent the heavily Republican district spanning Gilbert, Queen Creek and parts of Chandler and Mesa.

Jones is not conceding what has become an extremely tight Republican primary race in a suburban Phoenix congressional district.

In a statement, Jones campaign spokesman Brian Seitchik said the contest for the 5th District congressional nomination “is far from settled.”

Seitchik says Jones is “leaving no stone unturned in the recount” and is confident in a win.

Biggs claimed victory in his own statement, saying he will now focus on the general election.

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  1. What a choice, the truly loathsome politico Andy Biggs who tried to deny needy kids a shot at decent medical care, and Chrisrene Jones, a wealthy carpetbagger with zero record of public service who ran an ugly, mudslinging campaign. The Fifth District wins again.

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