Elections

Top 10 Arizona Primary Races to Watch

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8.) Legislative District 18 Senator: Republican

With Senate Majority Leader John McComish retiring from the Legislature, Republican Representative Jeff Dial became an obvious choice to run for the Senate seat in this Ahwatukee-area district.

However, Dial's getting a primary challenger from the right, in the form of former state Republican Party chairman Tom Morrissey. Like other Republican state lawmakers who are facing a challenge tonight, Dial's support of Medicaid expansion is a main selling point of Morrissey's campaign. Also, get a load of Morrissey's endorsements on the campaign trail, including disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, wannabe cop Steven Seagal, recalled ex-Senate President Russell Pearce, and Ted Nugent, among others.

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