Voters in Arizona will fill the open Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake (R) and elect representatives for nine House seats, four of which are held by Democrats and five by Republicans. They will also choose a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See Arizona‘s primary results.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D), a former Green Party activist who has emphasized her centrist credentials, is trying to become the first Democrat to be elected a U.S. senator from Arizona since the 1980s. Her opponent is Rep. Martha McSally (R), who was the first female U.S. fighter pilot to fly in combat.
McSally won the GOP primary over two candidates more aligned with President Trump, in part by veering right on border security and immigration issues. Sen. Jeff Flake (R) cited the direction of the Republican Party under Trump as the reason for his retirement.
How the vote has swung from 2016, so far
Margin in the 2018 Senate race for counties that went for Clinton or Trump in the 2016 general election, and the number of precincts reporting in those counties overall.
For counties with at least 10% of precincts reporting, this is how far the vote in the Senate race has shifted towards Democrats or Republicans, compared to 2016.
Gov. Doug Ducey (R), a former chief executive of Cold Stone Creamery, is favored to win a second term. He faces professor David Garcia (D), an Army veteran who ran unsuccessfully for state education head in 2014.
Going into this election, Arizona had 4 Democratic representatives and 5 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Clinton won this district by 4.8 points and Martha McSally (R) won by 13.9.
Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who used to represent Arizona's 1st Congressional District, is challenging Republican Lea Marquez Peterson, a business owner, for the seat held by Republican Martha McSally, who is running for the Senate.
Democratic lawmakers on March 27 called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving efforts to overturn the 2020 election following revelations that his wife, Virginia Thomas, pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the 2020 election.