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Giffords-Kelly race heats up (access required)

Political hostilities in southern Arizona ceased for a brief moment just before midnight on Aug. 24, when it became clear that Jesse Kelly trounced Jonathan Paton in the Republican contest in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.

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First Things First users caught in political, economic hailstorm (access required)

The Legislature's decision to go after First Things First and its $325 million was inevitable, given the magnitude of the state's financial woes. But the agency also made political missteps that made it a target. Now the agency that is dedicated to providing health care services to children is fighting for its existence. In November, voters will be asked whether to continue the programs or dissolve it and redirect its money to the state's coffers.

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Kelly pulls off upset over Paton

Marine veteran Jesse Kelly has pulled off an upset in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, thwarting off a known name and the Republican candidate who was presumed to be in the best position to defeat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Leader emerges in LD2 Senate race

Former legislator Jack Jackson, Jr. holds the early lead in the Democratic Senate primary in Legislative District 2, an expansive area in Northeast Arizona. Jackson, who is in the four-way Democratic primary for the seat now held by Albert Hale, ...

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Barto defeats Barnes in LD7 Senate race

Rep. Nancy Barto out-campaigned her main rival, Rep. Ray Barnes, to win the four-way Republican primary for the Senate in Legislative District 7.  Barto has cornered 46 percent out of about 18,000 votes counted so far.  Rep. Ray Barnes, who ...

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Nelson wins in LD12

A known name and a flush war chest proved to be an unbeatable combination in the Senate primary race in a West Valley District. Sen. John Nelson, a veteran politician, has captured 56 percent of the votes in Legislative District 12, according to the latest unofficial tally by the Secretary of State.

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