Beat: Impact: US Senate 2022


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Incumbents Have Edge, but Redistricting Scrambles House Race Outlooks

Arizona’s congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and fundraising leads. Analysts say they might need both to keep their seats.

Members of the group "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect" hold signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during evening rush hour in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16, 2020. - Arizona has not elected a Democrat since Bill Clinton's second win in 1996, but is undergoing major demographic changes. The state best known abroad for the Grand Canyon is seeing a rapid growth in urban areas, among young college-educated voters, and in its robust Latino community -- groups that tend to favor the Democratic Party. But key to next month's election is that the average Arizona voter, whether Republican or Democrat, tends to be more moderate and is "tired of the President's behavior and the rhetoric coming from his campaign," according to Arizona State University politics lecturer Gina Woodall.
Party Poopers: Independent Voter Registrations Surge as Parties Fall

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.

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With Senate Again up for Grabs, 2022 Already a Multimillion-Dollar Race

Sen. Mark Kelly reported raising $10.4 million in the first six months of this year, with $7.6 million in cash on hand as of June 30.

In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Arizona Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich waves to supporters at the Republican election night party in Phoenix. Brnovich said Friday, July 26, 2019, that Arizona is poised to resume executions after a five-year hiatus brought on by an execution that critics said was botched, a subsequent lawsuit challenging the way the state carries out the death penalty, and the difficulty of finding lethal injection drugs. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Mark Brnovich Announces Bid for US Senate. Here’s What He Did as Arizona’s Attorney General

Sen. Mark Kelly’s term ends in 2022, and Arizona Republicans have already begun scrambling to challenge him for Sen. John McCain’s old seat.