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Though results are still considered unofficial by the Pima County Elections Department, there are some clear victors in the Aug. 28 primary election. The primary winners now move on to the Nov. 6 General Election.
On Tuesday, Arizona voters will be voting on the primary candidates they want to see move on to the General Election, and based on early numbers, many residents have already spoken.
We are just a couple weeks away from seeing which primary election candidates will move on to the General Election, and which ones will be finished. Early in the primary season, The Explorer said we would not be endorsing candidates, but with that stressed we would point out good points and faults in candidates who are running. We will stick to that. We will not say who you should vote for, but we are going to stick to the promise to make a few observations.
The White Mountain Independent, a top news source for Eastern Arizona communities including Show Low, Holbrook, St. Johns and Snowflake, endorsed Congressional District 1 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick on Friday.
Congressional District 1 Republican candidate Jonathan Paton continues to be a favorite in the primary race where he is running against Patrick Gatti and Doug Wade.
Five candidates are running in the newly-created Congressional District 1 in Arizona with hopes of taking a seat with the U.S. House of Representatives.
While Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick reported raising $357,000 in a recent financial report, Republican opponent Jonathan Pation reported $343,000 on had at the end of the second quarter.
Name: Patrick Gatti
Three Republican candidates are competing for the chance to run against Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in new Congressional District 1, and they were campaigning in SaddleBrooke last week.
Congressional District 1 Republican candidates Jonathan Paton, left, Doug Wade and Patrick Gatti speak during the SaddleBrooke Republican Club meeting. The Primary Election winner will move to face Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in November.