/ Modified apr 20, 2017 4 p.m.

Democrat Unseating Ducey? A 'Herculean' Task, Republican Strategist Says

A contender for the Arizona governor's seat would first need a lot of money.

Ducey state of the state 2017 hero Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivers his 2017 State of the State address in Phoenix.
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How difficult would it be for a Democrat to unseat Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in next year’s general election?

“It’s going to be a herculean task, to be candid,” said Phoenix-based Republican strategist Jaime Molera.

To rise to the challenge, he said, a Democrat must first raise a lot of money.

“I would think that, in order to be credible, that they would have to have a minimum - minimum - of $2 million. But if they’re going to be successful, I think that’s going to be more significant - probably $8 to $10 million. That’s the kind of money it’s going to take to unseat a Republican governor,” Molera said.

Hear more from Molera and three Democrats who hope to take on the incumbent governor next year, Friday, April 21 on Arizona Week.

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