Wall Street Journal: GOP Mobilizes Forces as Arizona Senate Race Tightens
Outside political trackers have declared the race a tossup. “All of a sudden, this is a real race,” said Chuck Coughlin, who heads a Phoenix-based Republican political consulting firm…Mr. Flake will have to overcome Dr. Carmona’s “fairly compelling narrative,” as well as his appeal to Latino voters as the son of Puerto Rican parents, said Mr. Coughlin, the GOP consultant. Click here to read the article.
Bloomberg Businessweek: Reluctant Democrat Carmona Imperils Safe Republican Seat
The primary didn’t allow Flake “to introduce himself to a statewide ticket in a way that he probably wishes he could have,” said Chuck Coughlin, president of Phoenix-based Republican political consulting firm High Ground Public Affairs, whose recent poll found Carmona trailing Flake by three points, within the margin of error. “Jeff’s never run statewide before; he’s run from a very safe district. And Mr. Carmona’s personal narrative has already made him very competitive.” Click here to read the article.
AZCentral Presidential Debate Analysis
“Independents ‘could’ be the key to this race if they decide to show up. For example, they underperform in Arizona. Most surveys show they are most focused on the economy, which could be a benefit to Romney if he plays offense like he did in the first debate,” said Paul Bentz. Click here to read the article and analysis.