Republicans pick up a House seat in Navajo country
State Rep. Ray Begaye, under investigation on suspicion of fiscal malfeasance, lost his seat tonight.
The work of KOB television reporter Gadi Schwartz was instrumental in Begaye's defeat. it was Schwartz who found travel records showing that Begaye bill taxpayers twice for he same trip to Phoenix in 2010.
Begaye's loss in House District 4 was unexpected by many Democrats, despite his high-profile troubles.
State Rep. Brian Egolf had said he expected Begaye to survive after a long night.