Arizona Resources

Population: 6,828,065 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 1, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 28, 2018.

Arizona (R+7) has gone Republican in every Presidential election since 1952, except for a slim victory for Bill Clinton in 1996. In 2010, Arizona was 63% White and 25% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 11. Ari­zona is a safe state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Jeff Flake

Senator class 1: Jeff Flake (R)
Committees: Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Energy & Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Oct 28, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, Oct 28, 2016:
Jeff Flake (b.1962) served in the House for 12 years and established something of a libertarian reputation there. He was elected to the Senate in 2012 with 49%, but is not seeking reelection in 2018.

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John McCain

Senator class 3: John McCain (R)
Committees
: Armed Services (Chair), Homeland Security, Intelligence, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, July 20, 2017:
Naval aviator John McCain (b.1936) was shot down over Vietnam and became famous during his time as a POW there. He spent 4 years in the House before replacing Barry Goldwater in the Senate in 1986. He was the 2008 Republican nominee against Barack Obama. McCain won 54% in 2016 but has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is unlikely to live out the remainder of his Senate term.

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Representatives: 9 Representatives; 4 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Tom O’Halleran

District 1
Representative: Tom O’Halleran (D)
Committees
: Agriculture. Armed Services.

Democratic nominee: Tom O’Halleran
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans Dem.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+4) covers the northern and northeastern part of the state and includes several Indian Reservationa. It is 56% White, 20% Hispanic 20% and 20% Native American. The Democrats held the seat with former State Senator and ex-Republican Tom O’Halleran (b.1946), who won 51% in 2016.

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Martha McSally

District 2
Representative: Martha McSally (R)
Committees
: Armed Services, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Martha McSally

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+3) covers the southeastern areas of AZ, including the wealthier parts of Tucson. It is 70% White and 20% Hispanic and was drawn to be a swing seat. Fighter pilot Martha McSally took the seat from a Democrat in 2014 with 50%, on the second attempt. She won 57% in 2016.

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Raul Grijalva

District 3
Representative: Raul Grijalva (D)
Committees
: Natural Resources (Ranking), Education.

Democratic nominee: Raul Gri­jalva
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (D+8) covers soutern and southwestern parts of the state, including Yuma and most of Tucson. It is 55% Hispanic and 35% White. Sociologist and former School Board member Raul Grijalva (b.1948), was first elected in 2002. He was unopposed in 2016.

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Paul Gosar

District 4
Representative: Paul Gosar (R)
Committees
: Natural Resources, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Paul Gosar

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+20) encompasses the western part of the state, apart from a small sliver in the south 2016. It also contains central parts, towards Phoenix. It is 80% White and 15% Hispanic. It is held by dentist Paul Gosar (b.1958), a somewhat controversal dentist who was elected to the 1st district in 2010, but then chose to switch to the much safer 4th in 2012. He won 71% in 2016.

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Andy Biggs

District 5
Representative: Andy Biggs (R)
Committees
: Judiciary, Science.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Andy Biggs

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+17) contains the areas east of Phoenix and is 75% White and 15% Black. Lawyer and State Senate President Andy Biggs (b.1958) held the seat for the GOP with 64% in 2016.

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David Schweikert

District 6
Representative: David Schweikert (R)
Committees
: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David Schwei­kert

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+12) covers the northern parts of Phoenix, including suburbs. It is 80% White and 10% Hispanic. Businessman David Schweikert (b.1962) knocked out an incumbent Democrat in 2010 and was reelected with 62% in 2016.

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Ruben Gallego

District 7
Representative: Ruben Gallego (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Ruben Gallego
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (D+16) contains central parts of Phoenix and is 60% Hispanic, 25% White and 9% Black. Activist and State Representative Ruben Gallego (b.1979) won 75% in 2016.

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Trent Franks

District 8
Representative: Trent Franks (R)
Committees
: Armed Services, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Trent Franks

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+15) covers areas to the north and west of Phoenix and is 75% White and 15% Hispanic. It is held by Trent Franks (b.1957), wo was first elected in 2002 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Kyrsten Sinema

District 9
Representative: Kyrsten Sinema (D)
Committees
: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
The district (R+1) contains the southern parts of Phoenix. It is 65% White and 20% Hispanic. It was won in 2012 by lawyer Kyrsten Sinema (b.1976), who was reelected with 61% in 2016. She is running for Senate in 2018.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: First Monday of January.

The Governor of Arizona and most other State Officers are term limited in their current jobs after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years. The Mining Inspector can serve for 4 x 4 years.

Doug Ducey

Governor: Doug Ducey (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Doug Ducey

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Businessman and Treasurer Doug Ducey (b.1964) held the office for the GOP in 2014, with 53%.

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Michele Reagan

Secretary of State: Michele Reagan (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Michele Reagan

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
The Secretary of State is next in line to the Governor’s office. Moderate State Senator Michele Reagan (b.1969) held the office with 52% in 2014.

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Mark Brnovich

Attorney General: Mark Brnovich (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mark Brnovich

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Former Gambling Director Mark Brnovich (b.1966) beat the incumbent Republican in the 2014 primary and was elected with 53% in November.

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Jeff DeWit

Treasurer: Jeff DeWit (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Businessman and stock broker Jeff DeWit had no opponents in his first election in 2014. Eighteeen months into his first term he declared that he would not run for re-election.

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Joe Hart

Mine Inspector: Joe Hart (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Joe Hart

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
State Representative Joe Hart (b.1944) was first elected in 2006 and had no opponents in 2014.

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Diane Douglas

Superintendent of Public Instruction­: Diane Douglas (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Diane Douglas

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Businesswoman and former School Board member Diane Douglas beat the incumbent Republican in the 2014 primary and was elected in November with just over 50%.

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State Senate: 30 (13D / 17R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 60 (25D / 35R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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