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Kathy Hoffman Wins Race for Arizona Superintendent, AP Projects

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Democrat Kathy Hoffman has won the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, according to the Associated Press, beating Republican opponent Frank Riggs in the second major statewide win for an Arizona Democrat this election cycle. A first-time candidate and speech therapist, 32-year-old Hoffman has pulled off two stunning political upsets, first beating veteran politician David Schapira in the Democratic primary this summer, and then overtaking Riggs, a former California congressman well-versed in charter schools and education policy. Hoffman’s candidacy was propelled by the grassroots legion of educators who became politically motivated during the #RedForEd teachers’ strike this spring. For […]

The Latest: Sinema pledges to continue McCain tradition | National News

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the election for U.S. Senate in Arizona (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is citing a Republican as her example as she prepares to become Arizona’s first female senator. Sinema declared victory in her race against Republican Martha McSally Monday night. There was a delay because the contest was close and Arizona takes a long time to count votes. McSally called Sinema to concede the race. Sinema opened up a narrow but insurmountable lead. Sinema spoke to reporters at a Scottsdale hotel and declared victory. She cited the example of John McCain, […]

Republican Martha McSally concedes Arizona Senate race to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema

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Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally conceded Arizona’s U.S. Senate race to Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema on Monday after the latest vote count showed McSally trailing by more than 38,000 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast. “Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success,” McSally tweeted from her official campaign account. “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.” “As long as I’ve served Arizona, I’ve worked to help others see our common humanity & find common ground,” Sinema tweeted soon after McSally […]

The Trailer: What’s left in the midterms: Counting and courts

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In this edition: What’s left to count, who’s worried about election fraud, what’s on the air in Mississippi, and how the 2020 Democrats did in the midterms. I wonder if people under 18 know what a “hanging chad” was, and this is The Trailer. Election workers place ballots into electronic counting machines in Lauderhill, Fla, at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, on Sunday. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) The president warns that Democrats are “trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida.” The National Republican Senatorial Committee accuses an Arizona elections official of “destroying evidence to […]

Political analyst ’90 percent’ certain Sinema will defeat McSally

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(AP Photo/Bob Christie) PHOENIX — KTAR political analyst Dr. Mike O’Neil told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos on Thursday he was “90 percent” certain Democrat Kyrsten Sinema would defeat Republican Martha McSally for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. Sinema took around a 9,000 vote lead over McSally in the contentious, drawn-out race after Maricopa and Pima counties released their latest totals at around 5 p.m. O’Neil said bumps from both counties gave him confidence Sinema would become the state’s first female U.S. senator. McSally entered the day with a lead of around 17,000 votes in the race to replace Republican Sen. […]

Arizona border residents speak out against Trump’s troop deployment.

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CLOSE Amy Juan, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, speaks about living in a community near the border. Austin Westfall, The Republic | azcentral.com Residents from Arizona borderland towns gathered Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix to denounce President Donald Trump’s deployment of at least 5,200 U.S. troops to the border.(Photo: Austin Westfal/The Republic) Residents from Arizona borderland towns gathered Thursday outside the Arizona State Capitol to denounce President Donald Trump’s deployment of at least 5,200 U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The group of about a dozen traveled to Phoenix to hold the event on the Arizona State Capitol lawn. The press conference took place as […]

Senate, Southern Arizona Congressional Races

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Southern Arizona will help decide three congressional seats and contribute to the statewide election of the first woman representing this state in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senate Candidate % Votes McSally, Martha REP 0% 0 Sinema, Kyrsten DEM 0% 0 The outcome of Arizona’s Senate race will guarantee the state will be represented in the Senate by a woman for the first time. Republican Martha McSally represents Arizona’s 2nd Congressional district. She was sworn into office in 2015. In the district, she positioned herself as a moderate, but since announcing her bid for Senate she has become an ardant supporter […]

12 News’ Brahm Resnik talks about what to expect from Arizona’s mid-term election

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Arizona’s mid-term election is historic in a lot of ways. Political insider Brahm Resnik sits down with Mark and Caribe to discuss what to look out for as the results come in tonight. Published: 4:44 PM MST November 6, 2018 Updated: 5:33 PM MST November 6, 2018 Source link

When will Arizona’s political ads end?

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It’s Election Day eve in the United States! In Arizona, that means a merciful end to the political ads that have been inundating your televisions for months now. We’ve seen name-calling, mudslinging, and in one case, a real genuine accusation of treason. A candidate’s own family came out against him. RELATED: What is with all these attack ads in Arizona? As someone who reads Facebook messages sent to 12 News and answers our phones, I can verify Arizonans are FED UP with all the negative ads. Those of us who work in news and have local news stations on TV […]

Youth activists in Arizona have plans for Election Day, but won’t take part in national walkout – Story

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Voting booths (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Voting booths (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) PHOENIX (KSAZ) — Young people have been more vocal than ever before for this election season, as groups like March For Our Lives are organizing hundreds of walkouts across the nation. to get more young people to the polls on Tuesday. Since the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the youth’s passion to make political change hasn’t died down. In Arizona, an estimated 25,000 students, parents and gun control advocates came out here in protest at the State Capitol in Downtown Phoenix in March, demanding gun […]