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GOP candidates stay to the right in moderate Tucson district (access required)

On a recent Thursday night at a barbeque restaurant on Tucson’s east side, Rep. Ted Vogt sat in the front row of a PowerPoint presentation about the dangers on the U.S.-Mexico border, watching as a former Border Patrol agent clicked through slides of headless bodies that have been dismembered by drug cartels.

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With presidential aspirations behind him, McCain again addresses convention (access required)

When he last stepped on a Republican National Convention stage, the GOP was John McCain’s party. It was 2008 and the Arizona senator had just been picked by delegates in St. Paul, Minn., as their presidential nominee. McCain stepped on the convention stage again Wednesday in Tampa, but this time he was there to deliver a speech on foreign policy and he stood in the shadow of current nominee Mitt Romney.

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Arizona voters pick GOP nominee for US Senate

An unexpectedly feisty campaign marked by accusations of hypocrisy, broken promises and flip-flopping positions on the emotional issue of immigration draws to a close Tuesday when Arizona voters narrow the field of candidates to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

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