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Dems pin hopes on Carmona as an omen of things to come (access required)

Dems pin hopes on Carmona as an omen of things to come

For the first time since the 1980s, Arizona Democrats had a fighting chance for a U.S. Senate seat.

And even though their candidate lost, Democrats are hoping Richard Carmona’s candidacy is a sign of a better future for them in Arizona, where Republicans have dominated for decades.

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Deluge of political maneuvering sure to follow Kyl’s leaving

The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.

Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.

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Don’t discount the Dem jockeying

Napolitano, Pederson and Gordon were the most common Dem names bandied about for Kyl's seat, with Giffords getting frequent mention with the caveat that she would obviously have to be healthy enough to run for the seat.

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