GOP failures in Arizona have lessons for the whole party

Published July 18, 2023

Washington Post

Republicans in Arizona have lost three straight Senate races, and they’re afraid of adding a fourth loss next year in the purple-trending state.

But Arizona Republicans can win in 2024. To do so, they must avoid nominating a firebrand such as failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and instead select a candidate who replicates the winning formula of their leaders in the state legislature.
Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma and

Senate Majority Leader Warren Petersen command their chambers with paper-thin majorities. They have managed to preserve control of the statehouse despite the top-of-the-ticket failures.

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Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Thomas W. Smith distinguished scholar in residence at Arizona State University for the winter/spring 2023 semester.

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