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Jones, Smith endorse Ducey (access required)

Arizona Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey formally announces the beginning of his campaign (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Arizona Republicans are officially unified, at least when it comes to party’s nominee for governor.

Christine Jones and Scott Smith, Republican nominee Doug Ducey’s top two opponents in the GOP primary, endorsed the state treasurer today.

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Kiehne concedes: Tobin wins primary in CD1 (access required)

Rep. Andy Tobin, Rep. Adam Kwasman and Gary Kiehne are all vying for the GOP nomination to challenge Ann Kirkpatrick for Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin will be the Republican nominee to take on U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, as Republican Gary Kiehne, who was trailing Tobin by 324 votes with thousands of ballots left to count, conceded the race this afternoon.

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Bolick, Brophy McGee prevail in LD28 (access required)

Shawnna Bolick (left) and Mary Hamway.

In the two-way race for the Republican nomination for the second House seat in central Phoenix’s Legislative District 28, stalwart conservative Shawnna Bolick has beat out the more moderate Mary Hamway by 390 votes with all ballots counted in the district.

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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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Tobin struggles in CD1 despite opponents’ gaffes (access required)

Rep. Andy Tobin, Rep. Adam Kwasman and Gary Kiehne are all vying for the GOP nomination to challenge Ann Kirkpatrick for Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

When Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin entered the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, the Republican establishment breathed a collective sigh of relief. They finally had a strong candidate who could take on one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress, Ann Kirkpatrick, in November.

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Unfaithful primary candidates court the party faithful

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As the primary election draws near, Democratic and Republican candidates for public office in Arizona are preaching the importance of voting in the primary election. It decides the fate of most of Arizona’s elected offices and designates the party’s representative for the general election in competitive races.

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