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Arizona Governor and House Election Results

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(CNN Spanish) — Arizona It is one of the key states in the 2022 midterm elections. Check out the results of the gubernatorial race, in which Democrat Katie Hobbs and Republican Kari Lake faced off, and for Congress here.

Republicans seek to regain control

In 2020, Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Arizona since Bill Clinton won the state in 1996 (Biden and Clinton are the only Democratic presidential candidates to win the state in more than 70 years).

Republicans hope to win back Arizona in these midterm elections after the adverse results of 2020, where Mark Kelly also flipped a Senate seat for Democrats.

Who will be the new governor of Arizona?

Arizona’s Republican candidate is former local news anchor Kari Lake, endorsed by Donald Trump, who won the nomination over a candidate endorsed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

In addition to leaning heavily on false claims of voter fraud, Lake is also opposed to abortion and has repeatedly singled out the “transgender movement” as a target of attack. (This after previously expressing her support for transgender youth.)

The Democratic nominee is Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, whose national profile rose after the 2020 election amid Republican efforts to cast doubt on the presidential outcome in Arizona. (None of these efforts—most memorably a “audit” dilapidated— resulted in something).

Meanwhile, Hobbs has doubled down on his support for abortion rights, in another state where the legislature is controlled by Republicans, and Lake’s inflammatory rhetoric.

The results to the Chamber

A large voting bloc in Arizona that could end up deciding this close election is Latinos, who made up 19% of the Arizona electorate in 2020, according to exit polls. This block of key votes opted for Biden, who obtained 61% of the Latino vote, compared to 37% for Trump.

Democrats will need to do well in Maricopa County to keep their Senate seat and win the governorship. The county, which includes Phoenix, is home to the majority of Arizona’s registered voters.

With reporting from CNN’s Ethan Cohen, Priya Krishnakumar, Will Mullery, Melissa Holzberg DePalo and Gregory Krieg.

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