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Conservative icon Pearce loses again by double digits (access required)

Except for his concession speech, it’s all over for Russell Pearce.

Outraised and outspent, the man who helped elevate Arizona onto the national stage in the illegal immigration debate, failed on Tuesday to persuade his party-mates to send him back to the state Legislature.

It was the former Senate president’s second loss since November – when he was ousted from office in a recall election – against an opponent who holds moderate views on immigration enforcement.

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Tobin, Fann hold off challenge from Klein

In what may have been Arizona’s most bizarre primary race, House Speaker Andy Tobin has defeated an opponent backed by out-of-state money and friends who include Herman Cain, Joe the Plumber and the creator of the notorious Willie Horton attack ads.

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Schweikert knocks off Quayle in heated GOP primary (access required)

Congressman David Schweikert took an early lead in his battle with fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle.

Schweikert had about 54 percent of the vote in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, according to early ballot results from Maricopa County. Quayle trailed with 46 percent.

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Sinema wins CD9 Dem primary (access required)

Kyrsten Sinema handily won the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, earning a 12-point win in a hard-fought contest between three of the Democrats’ most prominent rising stars.

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Flake trounces Cardon (access required)

The once-contentious U.S. Senate primary that dominated the airwaves for months and cost more than $11 million ended with a whimper as Congressman Jeff Flake trounced businessman Wil Cardon in the race for the Republican nomination.

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