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Election 2014

Pre-election victors: 7 lawmakers face zero opposition in 2014, more have limited competition (access required)


It may be hours before polls close and votes are counted in Arizona’s 2014 primary elections, but for a handful of candidates, today is just a formality. Five senators and two representatives are running unopposed in both the primary and the November general election, ensuring their place at the Capitol. And election is all but assured for many more candidates who are running on one-party-dominant districts.

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8 things to watch on Election Day


There will be plenty of clutter and chatter on the day of the primaries, that hallowed tradition when Americans get to exercise their right to cast a ballot for their favorite politicians or, as many also do, ignore that opportunity altogether.

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Skepticism abounds over governor’s race polling (access required)


The dearth of reliable, independent polling in Arizona elections is nothing new. A long-term decline in independent polling by universities and media organizations has left IEs and other biased groups as the main source of publicly available polling for the state’s elections.

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