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Grijalva keeps resisting in Southwestern Arizona

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»

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

Guest opinion

Adios, Joe: The electoral history of Joe Sweeney

The man who brought a whole new dimension to the phrase "perennial candidate," Joe Sweeney, passed away this weekend. He leaves behind a record of futility that is likely unmatched in electoral records anywhere in the country.... Read more»5

Ruth McClung concedes (finally)

Saying "It's official - I lost the AZ CD 7 race, but...," Republican candidate Ruth McClung acknowledged Tuesday that she didn't oust Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva.... Read more»

Giffords reelected in narrow race

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been reelected by a narrow margin, new election returns show. Giffords now has a near 4,000-vote lead over challenger Jesse Kelly. "The people of the 8th Congressional District have decided to send me back to Congress," Giffords told her supporters Friday.... Read more»

Grijalva wins, Giffords widening lead

In CD 7, Rep. Raul Grijalva has widened his lead over Republican challenger Ruth McClung, and is now leading by 6,000 votes, virtually guaranteeing a victory. Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords now holds a 3,000 vote lead over GOP challenger Jesse Kelly in a tight CD 8 race. ... Read more»

Schweikert, Gosar victories a return to normal in right-leaning districts

Democratic U.S. Reps. Harry Mitchell and Ann Kirkpatrick faced more than a GOP tidal wave Tuesday. In fact, their defeat was a return to normal in their traditionally right-leaning districts, political scientists said.... Read more»

Grijalva, McClung set to debate

Rep. Raúl Grijalva will debate his Republican challenger, Ruth McClung, on Oct. 13.... Read more»

McClung says she trails Grijalva by 7 points

Ruth McClung, the novice Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, released a poll Wednesday showing that she trails the incumbent by seven points.... Read more»