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Graham touts backing from Arpaio, party loyalists

AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham quickly rolled out endorsements from Arpaio and longtime party leaders a day after GOP activist Lori Urban confirmed to our reporter that she’s challenging him in the race for chairman – a sure sign that he’s not taking the January race for granted.

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It’s a two-way contest for AZGOP chairman

Republicans kept their majorities in the Arizona House and Senate and swept all statewide races, but for some party activists, the election results weren’t a reason for celebration. Rather, it was a cause for dissatisfaction, which was enough to compel some to conclude it’s time to replace state party chairman Robert Graham.

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Fred DuVal

Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …

After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.

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Biggs gives Crandall an early boot from Arizona State Senate (access required)

Andy Biggs wins bid for Arizona Senate President

Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.

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