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3 major races remain unsettled in Arizona

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Election workers across Arizona are still tallying ballots as three major races remain unsettled. The races for the 2nd Congressional District, superintendent of public instruction and a statewide ballot measure about federal government overreach remain too close to call.

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Some in GOP fear schism over Obama, immigration

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. Trade legislation loomed as one possibility for quick compromise, and immigration as an early irritant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party's ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond.

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Ex-Sen. Jon Kyl to head Ducey transition team

Arizona Republican Gov.-elect Doug Ducey smiles as he gives his acceptance speech as his family looks on at the Republican election night festivities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Phoenix.

Arizona Gov.-elect Doug Ducey is enlisting a big-name Republican former officeholder to head his transition committee. Ducey announced Wednesday that former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will serve as chairman of a committee that will identify people to serve in Ducey's administration.

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A race-by-race look at Arizona statewide races

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Arizona is deciding a full slate of statewide, congressional and local races, many of which were highly competitive heading in to the final hours of the campaign. The closeness of the contests has been reflected in the bombardment of attack ads over the final weeks as Democratic, Republican and special interest groups have spent large amounts of money in Arizona. Here is a look at the ticket, and what's at stake:

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