Competing for a chance to face off with Democrat Tom O’Halleran in the fall, Maricopan Steve Smith trails Wendy Rogers by more than 2,000 votes.
Tiffany Shedd is a distant third in the Republican Primary for U.S. Congress District 1.
“It’s been a long, hard road so far,” Smith said while awaiting results. “A huge district, 59,000 square miles. My poor car is chugging right along still. But it’s been a great time.”
Smith is currently the senator from Legislative District 11.
Still waiting for seven counties to fully report, Rogers had 20, 564 votes to Smith’s 17,879.
Meanwhile, O’Halleran, the incumbent, was unopposed in the Democrat primary.