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Don Bivens, a former chair of the state party, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. The move leaves former Surgeon General Richard Carmona as the lone Democrat running to fill the seat. Read more»

Jeff Flake

Take the Senate seat being left by Jon Kyl, add a long primary season with four attractive candidates, in a red state that could be in play in this presidential election year, and you have the elements for a costly, long and bruising election. Read more»

Flake in 2009.

Republican Jeff Flake has a clear lead over both Democratic candidates in a new poll, which shows that the congressman has more name recognition than former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with Democratic Candidate for US Senate Don Bivens. Then, we talk about the IRS crackdown on identity theft with Brian Watson, Special Agent with the Department of the Treasury. Also, Marana Mayor Ed Honea on his town's new one-stop business center. Plus, attorney Don Loose has an update on the state's medical marijuana law. Read more»

Richard Carmona took questions from a roomful of Democratic activists Wednesday night.

Richard Carmona shook hands and answered questions put by Democratic activists Wednesday night, as he made a low-key start to the sort of retail politics it'll take to win the party's nomination to run for the U.S. Senate. (with full video) Read more» 8

Richard Carmona is shown here as surgeon general, a post he held under Republican President George W. Bush, but he is running for Senate as a Democrat.

Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general who's seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate, was endorsed by all six of Tucson's City Council members, his campaign said Tuesday. Read more» 1

Richard Carmona is shown here as surgeon general, a post he held under Republican President George W. Bush, but he will be running for Senate as a Democrat.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona declared his candidacy for the Senate on Thursday. Carmona, who moved back to Tucson after serving in George W. Bush's administration, touted his experience as a Vietman war medic, trauma surgeon and sheriff's deputy. Read more» 1


Attorney Don Bivens, a former Arizona Democratic chairman, said Monday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jon Kyl. Read more»

Flake in 2009

Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, said Monday that he has more than $2 million in the bank already for his bid to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., in 2012. Read more»