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Arizona

U.S. President -- Arizona
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 George W. Bush * (R) 908,211  55  
 John F. Kerry (D) 735,327  44  
 Other 9,892  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Arizona has 10 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Presidential Results

U.S. Senate -- Arizona
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John S. McCain * (R) 1,234,558  76  
 Stuart M. Starky (D) 335,974  21  
 Other 43,827  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Rick Renzi * (R) 138,188  59  
 Paul J. Babbitt (D) 85,000  36  
 Other 12,237  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Trent Franks * (R) 132,696  59  
 Randy R. Camacho (D) 87,204  39  
 Other 5,436  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 3
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John B. Shadegg * (R) 143,147  80  
 Mark Yannone (Lib.) 35,997  20  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 4
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Ed Pastor * (D) 59,914  70  
 Don Karg (R) 22,541  26  
 Other 3,670  4  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 5
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John D. Hayworth * (R) 127,095  59  
 Elizabeth M. Rogers (D) 81,752  38  
 Other 5,004  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 6
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jeff L. Flake * (R) 163,188  79  
 Craig Stritar (Lib.) 43,180  21  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 7
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Raul F. Grijalva * (D) 88,108  61  
 Joseph Sweeney (R) 49,296  34  
 Other 6,251  4  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Arizona District 8
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jim Kolbe * (R) 151,776  60  
 Eva K. Bacal (D) 91,476  36  
 James T. Kolbe * (R) 0  0  
 Other 8,900  4  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Arizona Politics

Arizona is considered to be one of top target areas for both the Bush and Kerry campaigns. Strategists for both candidates believe that by focusing on Latinos in Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona -- where a quarter of the population is Hispanic -- they can offset the difference in votes seen during the 2000 election. Both presidential candidates are hoping voter registration drives, advertisements in Spanish and English and community events will gain them favor with Hispanic voters. Kerry has an asset in Arizona -- the state's Democratic governor. Gov. Janet Napolitano's appeal will likely help mobilize Democratic and Latino voters

The state was identified early on as a battleground state in the race and has remained so. Arizona is still viewed by some outsiders as a conservative stronghold influenced by the late Sen. Barry Goldwater. But Democrats are encouraged by victories in the attorney general and governor's races in 2002 and by the 1996 victory by President Clinton, the first Democratic presidential candidate to prevail in Arizona since Harry Truman in 1948.

Political scientists say Arizona's rapid growth, which gave it two more electoral votes after the last census, is making it more moderate.

While Republicans hold a registration advantage over Democrats, more than a quarter of the state's 2.2 million voters are registered in the other-party category.

Longtime Republican Sen. John McCain is up for re-election in 2004 and he isn't expected to face much of a challenge from Democrat Stuart Starky, a teacher who ran unsuccessfully against the late GOP Rep. Bob Stump in 1998.

McCain, who had challenged Bush for the GOP nomination in 2000, is a friend of Kerry's and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential choice, a notion the Republican has tried to quash. McCain has been named as a top leader in Bush's re-election campaign in the state.

A key race to watch this year is the state's 1st congressional district. First-term GOP Rep. Rick Renzi, who won narrowly in 2002, is a top Democratic target. Democrats are pinning their hopes on Paul Babbitt, brother of former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt.

Freshman U.S. Rep. Trent Franks easily beat back a primary challenge from Rick Murphy, who owns several radio stations in the state, to capture the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District.

Franks will next face Democrat Randy Camacho in the Nov. 2 general election for the seat, which represents a mostly conservative area that stretches from the west Phoenix suburbs, along the Colorado River and to the Hopi Indian Reservation.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 77.9%
Republicans: McCain with 60.0%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 44.7%
Bush (R): 51.0%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 46.5%
Dole (R): 44.3%

Election Dates
Presidential primary
February 3, 2004

State primary
September 7, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 55
   Unpledged: 9
   Total: 64
Republican Delegates: 52
Electoral Votes: 10






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