GOP could blow Arizona

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A brutal GOP primary is boosting Democrats’ chances of taking a Senate seat — and Obama’s chance to win the state.

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In 1976, Dennis DeConcini, a young, one-term Democratic prosecutor from Tucson, stormed to a 10-point victory in the U.S. Senate race after Republicans Sam Steiger and John Conlan eviscerated each other in a brutal primary. It was the last time the Democrats picked up a Senate seat in the Grand Canyon State.

Read the rest of this story that first appeared in Salon.com here.

© Copyright 2012 John Dougherty, All rights Reserved. Written For: Investigative MEDIA

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