Tipirneni Raises More In AZ08 But Outside Groups Favor Lesko

By Bret Jaspers
Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:21pm
(Photo by Bret Jaspers - KJZZ)
Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (left) and physician Hiral Tipirneni.

The latest financial disclosures are out from the two candidates for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, located in the northwest valley.

The new filing shows Republican Debbie Lesko, a former state lawmaker, has raised $539,404 this election and spent $510,760. Her opponent is Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, a physician. Tipirneni’s raised $670,533 and spent $609,993.  

Outside groups like the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Campaign Committee have altogether spent over $700,000 for Lesko on things like political ads, door-to-door canvassing, and phone services. Democratic groups haven’t spent nearly as much on the race.

Early voting is ongoing and election day is April 24th.