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Top 10 Arizona Primary Races to Watch

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9.) Legislative District 7 Senator: Democrat

There aren't very many exciting races among Democrats, but this is one of them, for a gigantic rural legislative district that covers most of Apache, Navajo, and Coconino counties, plus parts of Mohave, Gila, Graham, and Pinal counties. The three candidates for the sole Senate seat in the district (where no Republican is bothering to run) are each politically connected members of the Navajo Nation. Jamescita Peshlakai is currently a Democratic state representative from the district, who's challenging the district's current senator, Carlyle Begay. (Begay has been accused of actually being a Republican.) Don't write off the third candidate in the race, either: Eric Descheenie is the former chief of staff for the Navajo Nation Council, and later became the director of tribal government relations for the Navajo County Board of Supervisors.

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