Arizonans cast their ballots in the primary this week, advancing a mix of newcomers and experienced politicians to November’s general election. For analysis on the results in Pima County, we checked in with Jim Nintzel, executive editor of the Tucson Weekly/Tucson Local Media.
As Nintzel explained, two of the biggest surprises from the election were the victory of defense attorney Laura Conover in her Democratic bid for Pima County attorney and the defeat of longtime Pima County Board of Supervisor Ramón Valadez in his Democratic primary race against former Arizona Rep. Matt Heinz.
Polls so far show Democratic challengers ahead in closely watched races for the White House and U.S. Senate. But the party is also targeting other seats down ballot. As for whether Republicans are poised to prevent a ‘blue wave’ from flipping Arizona, we got insight from KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and The Yellow Sheet Report’s Hank Stephenson.