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Politicos analyze losing Arizona GOP gubernatorial campaigns (access required)

GOP boxing gloves

Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.

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Party unity, kind of

The endorsement waiting game ended today (Sept. 4) as Jones and Smith officially backed Ducey, one day after Bennett endorsed the nominee. In a joint statement, Jones and Smith said: “As proud conservatives, we respect the election process, we support the will of the voters, and we endorse Doug Ducey as the Republican nominee for governor.

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