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

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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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Huppenthal joins the ‘barbarians,’ flip-flops on Common Core

School Superintendent John Huppenthal (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.

Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.

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