"It's a sign the party has trouble right now. If Francine Busby wins this, it means Karl Rove better start paying more attention to local politics and less to looming indictments," -Mesa College political science professor Carl LunaWhich is ironic since Democrats also have to worry about indictments for their nominee for governor of Alabama (another bellwether race). Former Gov. Don Siegelman is running at the same time being brought up in federal court on racketeering and bribery charges.
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-Dodge Defeat? Doesn't that mean that Republicans won?
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