McCain Wins Convincingly & Other AZ Results
Steven L. Taylor
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
On a night where high-profile establishment candidates in Alaska and Florida, John McCain cruised to victory over challenger J.D. Hayworth, 56.4% to 31.8% (source).
Meanwhile, Governor Jan Brewer crushed all comers in a 4-way race, winning 81.8% of the vote.
Also in AZ, son of Vice President Dan Quayle, Ben Quayle, leads a crowded field of 10 candidates seeking to be the Republican nominee for the open seat in District 3 with 22.7%.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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One other race of note: Palin-endorsed congressional candidate Jesse Kelly easily outdistanced Jonathan Paton, securing the GOP nomination by a 7-point victory margin.
McCain should send Palin a limousine full of roses – that’s the main reason he won. Plus Hayworth comes across as cross between a fluff and a car salesman.