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Dems tentatively capture 6 state House seats, possibly 1 more (access required)

Democrat Jackie Thrasher defeated Rep. Doug Quelland, R-10, in yesterday's election. (File photos)Republicans outnumbered Democrats in the Arizona House 39-21 coming into the night, but that lead appears to be significantly decreased as initial vote counts are reported. Democrat candidates appear to have won six seats from Republican control, and are close in another race, though ...

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