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Arizona

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Our primary objectives in Arizona are to: 1) flip the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Martha McSally, 2) win the state’s 11 Electoral College votes, and 3) break unified Republican control of the state government by flipping one or both state legislative chambers.

We are currently targeting four districts in the Arizona State Senate and three districts in the Arizona State House. These targets are nested within each other and clustered near the Phoenix metro area with additional targets northeast of Phoenix.

At every level of the ballot, our pathway to victory runs through these key Arizona geographies, as demonstrated by Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s victory in 2018.

By the numbers:

3

Seats needed to flip the state senate

2

Seats needed to flip the state house

1

United States Senate seat to flip

11

Electoral College votes

Our targets:

State Senate: LD-6, LD-17, LD-20, LD-28

State House: LD-6, LD-17, LD-20

AZ State Senate targets

AZ State House targets

What's at stake

Gun Violence Prevention

Every year, an average of 244 gun homicides, 669 firearms suicides, 582 nonfatal shootings, and 553 accidental shootings tragically take place in Arizona.

The state has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. It gets an "F" from the Giffords Law Center for state gun laws, ranking 46th out of 50. Plus, firearms bought in Arizona are found at crime scenes in other states at two times the national average.

This election is our chance to stand up to the gun lobby by electing Democrats to who will pass common-sense gun laws.

Gerrymandering

Since 2010, Republicans have gerrymandered electoral districts across Arizona. The courts stopped the GOP but, without a Democratic majority in the legislature, fair maps remain at-risk.

Education

Arizona is in the bottom three states in the country for per-student funding. Arizona spends an average of just $8,123 per student—compare that to fourth-ranked New Jersey, which spends $20,171 per student on average.

In college readiness, Arizona’s public pre-K through 12 education is second-to-last in the country. They are also 45th in the country for average teacher salary at $48,723 per year.

Democrats will fight to make real change for Arizona’s students and teachers.


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