The Grand Canyon state isn’t as solid red as the first two stops on our 50 State Tour, Alabama and Alaska, but it is a strong Republican state nonetheless. In 2016, Election Projection will be tracking four different races. First is the presidential race which colors Arizona red on EP’s presidential projection map. Second, long-time Republican senator, John McCain, is up for re-election to a sixth term.
In addition to those two statewide races, two contests in the Arizona House delegation will be competitive in 2016 as well. Arizona CD-1 is currently held by Democrat Anne Kirkpatrick, but she’s leaving the seat to challenge McCain. Arizona CD-2 is held by Republican Martha McSally, who won her spot on Capitol Hill by virtue of a razor-thin 139-vote victory 2 years ago. Both these seats will be on the radar of election pundits all year.
Be sure to click on the links above for detailed information and overviews of all four races. You can also find a summary of all U.S Senate and House races in Arizona, along with lots of historical results and the current balance of power in Arizona state government by visiting the Arizona elections page located here.