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‘Clean Team’ wins, incumbent Plumlee ousted (access required)

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The “Clean Team” was victorious in Tempe’s Legislative District 26 as Democratic Rep. Juan Mendez is leading in the district’s Senate Democratic primary, and his running-mates, political newcomers Isela Blanc and Athena Salman, took the top two spots in the district’s House primary.

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Conservative icon Pearce loses again by double digits (access required)

Except for his concession speech, it’s all over for Russell Pearce.

Outraised and outspent, the man who helped elevate Arizona onto the national stage in the illegal immigration debate, failed on Tuesday to persuade his party-mates to send him back to the state Legislature.

It was the former Senate president’s second loss since November – when he was ousted from office in a recall election – against an opponent who holds moderate views on immigration enforcement.

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