Does Don Bivens Have Any Chance at Winning Next Year's Senate Race?
Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced yesterday that he's running for the United States Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl...as a Democrat.
Aside from the obvious challenges Bivens faces by being a Democrat in a "red state" like Arizona, he's also likely to have to face Congressman Jeff Flake in the general election.
Flake is currently the front-runner in the race -- from any party -- assuming former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, or Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords don't jump into the race (each has been rumored to be considering a run for Kyl's seat).
Flake already has cash on his side -- as of June, Flake already had raised $2 million.
But Flake may have to cough up some of that cash to fend off his GOP challenger Wil Cardon, who has boatloads of his own money to drop on a GOP primary, and of the support of Arizona's far-right-wingers.
Bivens doesn't seem to stand a chance in hell in beating a Republican like Flake or Cardon in a state like Arizona, but we want to know what you think: could Bivens pull it off?
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