Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is widening her lead over Republican Speaker of the Arizona House Andy Tobin in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, up to more than 5,000 votes, or nearly 5 percentage points, from 2,000 votes earlier in the night.
The 2014 Navajo Nation presidential election has been rocked over a requirement that presidential candidates speak the Navajo language fluently. Chris Deschene, one of the two general election nominees, has been challenged for his admittedly limited language proficiency. In recent weeks, attention to it — and voter rolls — on the Navajo Reservation has grown.
Predictions from Arizona’s politicos on the outcome of the hotly-contested statewide and congressional races are all over the map, with very little agreement on either side of the aisle how the competitive races will turn out.