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"Democrats have their eyes on Kern, and while it’s unlikely he loses his campaign in his Republican stronghold of LD27, it was equally unlikely when he lost his 2020 re-election campaign in the same area to a Democrat. But it happened. "

I do want to note that while they were similar areas, Kern ran in LD20 in 2020, which was a competitive district. This time, he is in a safe R district. So I would say it is a fair amount more unlikely this time around, unfortunately.

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Aug 11, 2022·edited Aug 11, 2022Author

Yeah, totally fair. Although that district hadn't elected a Democrat yet -- at one point it was so red it was Carl Seel's district! I was trying to say it was also a surprise that seat flipped (at least to me) but the word "equally" in there is not correct.

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Aug 10, 2022Liked by Hank Stephenson

I would think that the second place finishers should take YOU GUYS out for lunch. The Arizona Agenda gives them tons of information that they would have to find themselves!

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Are there any other Independents besides Dr. Nick Fierro running in Arizona in November? Do you even know about Nick? I plan to vote for him as he runs against David “The Devil Did It” Farnsworth. He has been working very hard for over a year and I think he could win.

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Hey I'm sorry I saw your comment the other day about Nick and was going to find a way to work independents into this edition but figured that topic deserved more space. There's an independent running against Andy Biggs in CD5. https://www.clintsmithforcongress.com/ But that's it. It's really hard to win -- or even run -- as an independent because so many rules are stacked against you. Even making it onto the ballot is an accomplishment. Independents need like 5x as many nominating signatures to qualify to run.

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Thanks, Hank. A lot of us have been getting to know Nick and are wanting to let more people know that he will be an option to Farnsworth.

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