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This House candidate predicts Arizona will legalize gay marriage within four years

This House candidate predicts Arizona will legalize gay marriage within four years

Welcome back to Five Questions!

Today, meet state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D), candidate for the seat of retiring Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.).

Gallardo recently made headlines when he came out as gay, a decision he said was due to an intense debate over a bill he opposed that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians if doing so violates their religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the measure.

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What’s it like to be elected at 23? Just ask this Republican House candidate.

What’s it like to be elected at 23? Just ask this Republican House candidate.

Welcome back to Five Questions!

Today, meet state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, a Republican who wants to unseat Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.). Garcia, 31, recently participated in a panel discussion on conservatism and women at the Conservative Political Action Conference. She was elected to the state legislature when she was just 23.

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The political newcomer who forced Ralph Hall into a Texas runoff

The political newcomer who forced Ralph Hall into a Texas runoff

Welcome to another edition of Five Questions!

This week we're in Heath, Tex., meeting with John Ratcliffe, a Republican who's forced Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Tex.) into a runoff in the 4th Congressional District. The 17-term incumbent failed to secure 50 percent support in a six-way primary -- a once-inconceivable feat since Hall has never earned less than 50 percent in a primary or general election since his first congressional win in 1980. Whoever prevails in late May will coast to victory in November because the district -- which stretches from outside Dallas all the way to Louisiana -- is solidly Republican.

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Nevada caucuses: Five questions with Nevada political expert Jon Ralston

The Fix doesn’t like to just toss around the term “guru” — except when referring to our spiritual advisers, that is.

But when it comes to Nevada politics, there’s really no other word for Jon Ralston.

So with his home state’s caucuses two days away, The Fix is using Ralston as a guinea pig for a new Fix feature (with apologies to Craig Kilborn) called “Five questions.”

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