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Republicans sweep statewide races in Arizona (access required)

Nationally, Democrats suffered disaster in the general election. In Arizona, it was even worse. For the first time since 1994, Republicans swept Arizona’s statewide offices. Even the Attorney General’s Office, which has been in Democratic hands for the past 12 years, couldn’t withstand the Republican tsunami.

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Arpaio, Dever, Babeu make their own stage for SB1070 hearing (access required)

Larry Dever wanted to address the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Instead, he addressed the press corps at his lawyer’s office in Scottsdale. The Cochise County sheriff, along with his prominent counterparts from Maricopa and Pinal counties, hosted a viewing party at the Rose Law Group to watch the Nov. 1 hearing at the Ninth Circuit on SB1070. Sitting alongside Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Dever made his opinions known, even if the three judges couldn’t hear him.

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Dems fighting to head off statewide sweep (access required)

Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.

Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.

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