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Arizona race for governor
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his re-election bid Tuesday night. Huppenthal faced plenty of controversy during the primary election after his racially-slanted posts on social media were discovered.
As election-night results continue to come in, it appears GOP candidate Doug Ducey move on to face Democrat Fred Duvall in the General Election.
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released our latest poll on the GOP primary, focusing on the Governor’s and Attorney General Race. The Club’s in depth poll, conducted by the Tarrance Group, shows Doug Ducey expanding his lead over rivals Christine Jones and Scott Smith. Among likely voters, Ducey is in first at 28 percent, with Smith at 20 percent and Jones at 18 percent. Ducey’s lead is in large part because of his high name ID (91 percent) and his strong favorability. While Smith has improved his standing from our last poll, he is struggling to overcome low name ID among both likely Republican (62 percent) and Independent voters (54 percent).
1. Obama sends Holder to Ferguson
Re: Cannot vote for Hiremath, July 23 - Maksim states that “Selecting a candidate for public office based purely on his/her support for same-sex unions is silly as selecting a candidate based purely on skin color or gender – witness our recent national experience with a sitting president and with a former Secretary of State.” Facts prove that the latter part of this statement is totally false. Facts show that the American people not only once, but twice, voted their conscience and selected Barack H. Obama & Joe Biden over John McCain and Sarah Palin and more recently over Mitt Romney (Mr. 47 percent) and Paul Ryan because past performance and the debates proved that the Obama-Biden team displayed the ability to better serve the American people. Ergo, skin color proved not to be the deciding factor but ability to do the job as displayed to the American people.
1. Obama authorizes limited airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops in northern Iraq
1. American general killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
A Tale of Two Polls
After retiring from a job heading up a homebuilding company for about a decade, Scott Smith spent six years as mayor of Mesa, where he developed a reputation as a problem solver and networked well enough to be elected the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace
1. Obama tightens sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis
1. Germany beats Argentina in World Cup final
1. Israel steps up its Gaza offensive as death toll rises
1. Republicans threaten to sue Obama
1. Republicans threaten to sue Obama
1. Cochran holds off a Tea Party challenge in Mississippi
1. Obama sends 300 military advisers to help Iraq fight insurgents
1. Bergdahl returns to the U.S.
1. Sunni insurgents seize another major Iraqi city
1. Tea Party-backed challenger upsets Eric Cantor in GOP primary