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Tobin tops Kiehne in congressional primary

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Tobin tops Kiehne in congressional primary

By Phil Villarreal. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Andy Tobin, State House of Representatives Speaker of the House, will face incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the Congressional District 1 race.

Tobin defeated Gary Kiehne and Adam Kwasman in the Republican primary, winning 36 percent of the votes to Kwasman's 35 percent. State officials continue to count provisional and early ballots.

Kwasman leads by 324 votes, and a few hundred votes remain to be counted, but Kiehne conceded Tuesday, saying he will back Tobin in the general election.

Phil Villarreal

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Assignment Editor/Web Producer Phil Villarreal moved to KGUN after 17 years with the Arizona Daily Star, where he was a movie critic, columnist and reporter.