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Poll: Latino Republicans not deterred by Trump’s Mexican immigrant remarks

Despite his previous attacks on Mexicans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump still has a chance to “close the sale” with Hispanic voters as the general election approaches, the leader of a Latino organization said Wednesday.... Read more»

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Updated election results

Election Day may be over, but votes are still being counted, with some races hanging in the balance. Check back for live updates of the latest tallies.... Read more»

No new count in Barber-McSally race until Monday

There'll be no new totals of the vote count in Southern Arizona's congressional race until Monday. In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 509 votes Friday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Other close local races also hang in the balance.... Read more»

Online fans didn’t equal automatic votes for Az candidates

If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona. But DuVal, a Democrat with 30,425 fans of his social media site on Election Day, was defeated easily Tuesday by Republican Doug Ducey and his comparatively small 18,866 Facebook fans on that day.... Read more»

Update: McSally-Barber count favoring challenger by 509

In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 509 votes Friday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Barber picked up 455 votes in the spread as Pima County reported additional votes Friday night, but the count moved in McSally's favor as Cochise County tallied another 1,000 votes.... Read more»3

McSally's lead over Barber falls to 363 as Pima count continues

In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by 363 votes Thursday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Barber picked up 960 votes in the spread as Pima County reported additional vote tallies. In one of the few hotly contested local legislative races, incumbent Republican Ethan Orr was narrowly losing his state House seat.... Read more»1

McSally's lead over Barber falls to 1,300

In the latest results, Martha McSally leads U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by about 1,300 votes. There are about 10,000 provisional ballots left to review in Pima County, while Cochise County was catching up on its delayed count.... Read more»3

Polak ends CD3 write-in run after 'minor heart attack'

Republican Mike Polak pulled out of the primary race in CD3 on Friday, telling supporters that he had a "minor heart attack" the day before. Polak, who's come up short in City Council and Sunnyside Governing Board races, signaled that he's not yet done with politics.... Read more»1

Libertarian candidate Olivas drops CD3 bid

Miguel Olivas, a Democrat turned Republican turned Libertarian, has dropped out of congressional race in CD3, he said Monday. Tuesday, Olivas' campaign Facebook and Twitter pages had already been taken down.... Read more»

Az Congress fundraising shows incumbents' advantage

There's nothing new to the idea that congressional incumbents have a huge advantage in fundraising, but recent campaign totals show just how difficult it can be to out-maneuver a sitting representative on the money front. Just one challenger, CD 2's Martha McSally, raked in big bucks, with CD 3's Gabby Mercer faring so badly that her campaign account is running in the red.... Read more»

Obama, Grijalva reelected, Barber/McSally too close to call

U.S. Rep Raul Grijalva, on his way to a sixth term with a win over GOP challenger Gabriela Mercer, said "the people of Arizona are essentially decent and good people." While Democrats cheered loudly at the news of Obama's reelection, while local Republicans booed and broke up their party early.... Read more»3

Guest opinion

Stone: Libertarian? Green? Nope. Just tools of the machine

I've seen a lot of Libertarian and Green Party candidates over the years. Some are even honest in their beliefs—people who care deeply about small government or green energy, for instance. But most third-party candidates these days have nothing whatsoever to do with the party they supposedly represent; far more often they're just tools of the establishment. ... Read more»2

CD3

Grijalva, Mercer to square off Tuesday night

The candidates in Southern Arizona's 3rd Congressional District will debate Tuesday night at Pima Community College, beginning at 6 p.m.... Read more»1

Comic:

Gantiarabriela: Politics (and xenophobia)

Get Van Morrison on the phone – according to Gabby "I'm On the Inside Now, So Let's Lock The Door" Mercer, his "Brown Eyed Girl" was probably a Middle Eastern terrorist spy. ... Read more»3

Predictable primary: Few shakeups in party races

Most Southern Arizona races shaped up as expected in Tuesday's primary election. Ron Barber will face Martha McSally in the general election, and Raul Grijavla will defend his seat against Gabby Mercer—who said reports of her remarks about Middle Easterners are "race baiting."... Read more»11

The Sandbox

Sandbox: Which primaries are worth paying attention to?

Democratic activist Ted Prezelski and Republican consultant Sam Stone rate the best and worst local primary campaigns in the initial installment of The Sandbox.... Read more»14

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