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The napping elephant is the symbol of the Pima County Republican Party.

Any list of important democratic institutions must include the Republican Party. The party's failures in Pima County are adding an extra 20,000 votes to Democrats statewide and that's proving decisive. Read more»

The largest outside spender in Blake Masters’ corner was Saving Arizona PAC, a committee created to back Masters and funded mostly by billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

Mark Kelly’s re-election to the U.S. Senate was the third-most expensive campaign in 2022, with almost $236 million spent in the contest - the bulk of that money coming from outside groups, who spent a combined $128 million - including some $40 million aimed at defeating Kelly. Read more»

It was this election in 1948 that Democrats last controlled both U.S. Senate seats and the the state's top three executive offices.

Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general. Democrats won all the high-profile races across the state (which they haven't done since 1948). Republicans keep losing here. Is it a fluke or the new state of things? Read more»

Hamadeh at a Tucson campaign stop the weekend before Election Day.

Abe Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday alleging that Maricopa County officials bungled Election Day so severely that it cost him a victory in the race, which he lost by just 510 votes.  Read more»

We need to be patient while waiting in line to vote and we need to be patient while votes are being counted. Read more»

'Arizonans know BS when they see it,' Kari Lake tweeted after news organizations called the election for Katie Hobbs.

We are accustomed to receiving election results on election night, but we are not entitled. Naturally, Republicans believe they’re entitled to everything they want. And if they don’t get what they want, they lie and whine like little babies. Read more»

Blake Masters is left wondering where his U.S. Senate seat went. It seems his party could use some friendly advice about the 2022 election went so wrong.

How in the name of Bob Dole did the Republicans blow the 2022 elections? I've got some humble and simple suggestions for Republicans about how to avoid some mistakes in the future. Read more»

Democratic control of the Senate means President Joe Biden should be able to easily confirm most nominees for judicial and administrative posts.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection - ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month, after a win by Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly over GOP challenger Blake Masters. Read more»

U.S. Senate Democrats, if they keep control of the chamber, would likely use the next two years in power to continue confirming Biden’s executive and judicial nominees, though it’s unclear what legislation they might be able to negotiate with U.S. House Republicans, should the GOP actually gain control there.

President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, speaking at an election night event at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly has won re-election, with the Democratic incumbent widening his lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters as votes continue to be counted in the Arizona Senate race, the Tucson Sentinel projects. Read more»

A box containing 'golden ticket' voting recommendations from the Arizona Republican Party at a polling site in Mesa on Nov. 8, 2022.

As more votes were tallied Wednesday, Republican candidates in Arizona began to catch up to their Democratic opponents who took early leads, but full results won’t be available for several days, at the earliest. Read more»

Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, left, and Elections Director Constance Hargrove gave a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon.

About 160,000 ballots remain to be counted in Pima County on Wednesday, among about half a million still to tally across Arizona, as many races remain too close to call. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly takes a 6-point lead against Republican Blake Masters is bound into the next round of vote counting.

In the best possible environment, Arizona Republicans are struggling to win key races. The state is not reverting to pre-Trump form and is no longer a Republican stronghold. Read more»

Ciscomani at an election night campaign party at the El Conquistador resort in Oro Valley.

Democrats led many major races across Arizona on Tuesday night, but Republican turnout was strong on Election Day, and many races trended their way as more votes were tallied. In Pima County alone, at least 50,000 ballots remain to be counted, and about 500,000 across the state. Read more»

Since just one-third of U.S. Senate seats were up for reelection this year, 36 Democrats and 29 Republicans didn’t face voters Tuesday. And many of the senators up for reelection were in safe states, leaving voters in just a handful of races to determine control of the chamber.

Control of the U.S. Senate remained unclear early Wednesday as races in a handful of swing states in the midterm elections were still too close to call, and it appeared it might be days — or even weeks — before a final result was known. Read more»

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