Days After McCain's Death, Arizonans Head To Polls In State Primary

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Former combat veteran Martha McSally took down Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio in Tuesday's Republican primary in Arizona, AZ Central reported.

Trump has waded into Florida's hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary, endorsing conservative US Representative Ron DeSantis over Adam Putnam, the state agriculture commissioner and a former US congressman. Stick with us as the results pour in.

"You know who that person is?" While Trump hasn't endorsed a candidate in the Senate race, he's spoken favorably about McSally and she's appeared alongside the president at the White House.

Dr Tipirneni, 50, who was born in Mumbai but came to the USA at the age of three, shot to prominence when, in a special election in April to replace a Republican who resigned after a scandal, she contested as a complete unknown but came very close to defeating her Republican rival Ms Debbie Lesko, whom she will face again in November. The seat formerly held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally to represent the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, in the November general election. Most statewide races come down to strong outreach and heavy media buys in Florida's diverse areas and media markets, but Trump's nod of approval may change that for Republicans. On the Democratic side, Sinema is expected to easily defeat attorney Deedra Abboud and is already campaigning for November.

The hardcore anti-immigration Arpaio was pardoned a year ago by Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a court order in a racial profiling case.

"This is how I see this campaign", McSally said. On the Republican side, DeSantis hopes an endorsement from Trump will outweigh Putnam's attacks on DeSantis as an out-of-touch creature of Washington.

Gov. Rick Scott, a close political ally of Trump, is expected to coast through his primary bid for Senate, setting up a showdown with Democratic Sen.

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DeSantis, who aired a campaign ad showing him urging his toddler daughter to "build that wall" with toy blocks, now leads in polls.

As detailed below, Arizona's secretary of state called for some polling stations to stay open past 7 p.m. because widespread technical problems hit dozens of locations in the early morning. But Mr Trump won Arizona by less than five points in 2016, and the demographics of the state - which borders Mexico - are trending in favour of Democrats as more Latinos come of voting age.

Rep. Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in USA history, is national Republicans' preferred nominee.

Graham's top challengers include former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a progressive favorite endorsed by US Senator Bernie Sanders.

The Republican candidates also distanced themselves from the ailing McCain, who died after most ballots had already been cast by early voters.

Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding the open seat in what is shaping up to be a hard election for the party.

After yesterday's primaries, only five states remain to pick candidates before full attention turns to the November election, when all 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governors' offices will be at stake.