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How closely are Arizona election races watched outside of the state?

Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:03pm
Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:05pm
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Arizona has been in the national political spotlight for a few election cycles now; that spotlight was especially bright during the 2020 presidential election and the partisan ballot review of Maricopa County that followed.

And this year, a number of Arizona races have generated national attention, from U.S. Senate to governor to secretary of state and a few congressional races. But just how closely watched are these races outside of Arizona? And are the elections here being impacted by the same dynamics as those in other parts of the country?

To find out, The Show spoke with John Harris, founding editor of Politico. The conversation started by talking about getting outside the bubble of Arizona, and whether nationally, the races here are seen as important and interesting as they are in state.

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