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Sept. 10 primary thins herd of political candidates for November

Voters took to the polls Sept. 10 to thin the herd of candidates running for various offices and decide who will run in the November general election. Results will not be officials until Sept. 27, but here are the results as of Monday:

In the 1st Congressional District, Republican Rick Renzi won the five-way race with nearly 25 percent of the votes. Sydney Hay and Lewis Tenney finished close behind with 20 and 21 percent respectively.

Democrat George Cordova won a six-way race in the primary with almost 22 percent of the votes, narrowly beating opponent Fred Duval who garnered nearly 20 percent of the votes.

Cordova and Renzi will face Libertarian Edwin Porr in November.

Democrat Janet Napolitano and Republican Matt Salmon will face off in the gubernatorial race. Napolitano captured more than 57 percent of the democratic votes, well ahead of her closest rival, Alfredo Gutierrez, who held roughly 23 percent.

Salmon held about 56 percent of the Republican votes. His chief opponent, Betsey Bayless won about 26 percent.

Both Salmon and Napolitano will face independent candidate, Peter Mahoney, and Libertarian Barry Hess in the general election.

In the race for Secretary of State, Jan Brewer won the Republican nomination with about 45 percent of the vote. She will face Democrat Chris Cummiskey, who ran unopposed in his party, and Libertarian Sean Nottingham.

Republican Andrew P. Thomas won the attorney general race in his party with around 47 percent of the vote. He will face Democrat Terry Goddard, who ran unopposed, in November.

In State superintendent of public instruction race, Democrat Jay Blanchard will face Republican Tom Horne in the general election. Blanchard beat opponent Rod Rich with nearly 67 percent of the votes. Horne garnered nearly 40 percent, beating opponent Jaime Molera’s 30 percent.

Republicans Tom O’Halleran and Lucy Mason will compete with Democrat Henry J. Camarot for the two available District 1 seats in the State House of Representatives.

In the race for the District 1 seat in the State Senate, Democrat Dawn Knight will face Republican Ken Bennett in November.

Results will be official after elections officials canvass teh results Sept. 27. The general election is scheduled for November 5.

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