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Mon Aug 13, 2018, 05:22 PM

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer.

In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of President Donald Trump. They have shown up at mass demonstrations like the women's march and March for Our Lives as well as the historic six-day teacher strike this spring that shuttered schools and yielded more money for school districts.

In the run-up to the Aug. 28 primary, Democrats in rural southern Arizona are joining groups to learn about candidates. And in metropolitan Phoenix, they are packing forums and crowding legislative district meetings to hear from candidates in races that previously saw few or no Democratic contenders. Some are even canvassing in the scorching summer heat.

"There is a real grassroots mobilization for a lot of things," said Debbie Arn, a Democrat and teacher from Phoenix. "People are just saying, 'Enough is enough.'"

Read more: https://www.galvnews.com/news_ap/politics/article_9ee5c43e-0266-5a9e-8404-e41d0f26e77b.html

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TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
irresistable Aug 2018 #1
Tiggeroshii Aug 2018 #2
beachbum bob Aug 2018 #3
Astraea Aug 2018 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 05:47 PM

1. How was Napolitano able to be Governor from 2003 to 2009?

 

What happened in Arizona?

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Response to irresistable (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

2. Easier to do when the other party controls Federal branch

 

Welcome to DU!

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Response to irresistable (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 07:04 PM

3. Apathy...

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 01:18 AM

4. I can't stand that McSally

Dishonest, hardcore Trumper..... I can't believe she thinks associating herself with him is a good thing.

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Response to Astraea (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 01:21 AM

5. Also, I love that commercial

Where she seems to be saying it's wrong to even say Trump made a mistake. Brownshirt fucker.

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