Does Don Bivens Have Any Chance at Winning Next Year's Senate Race?

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Don Bivens is running for Senate...as a Democrat...likely against Jeff Flake...in Arizona.
Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced yesterday that he's running for the United States Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl...as a Democrat.

Aside from the obvious challenges Bivens faces by being a Democrat in a "red state" like Arizona, he's also likely to have to face Congressman Jeff Flake in the general election.

Flake is currently the front-runner in the race -- from any party -- assuming former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, or Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords don't jump into the race (each has been rumored to be considering a run for Kyl's seat).

Flake already has cash on his side -- as of June, Flake already had raised $2 million.

But Flake may have to cough up some of that cash to fend off his GOP challenger Wil Cardon, who has boatloads of his own money to drop on a GOP primary, and of the support of Arizona's far-right-wingers.

Bivens doesn't seem to stand a chance in hell in beating a Republican like Flake or Cardon in a state like Arizona, but we want to know what you think: could Bivens pull it off?

Cast your vote below.




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7 comments
Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Flake already has 2 million dollars to run for senate. I guess i did not relize that mormons put that much $ in collection plates. peace

dmcrane
dmcrane

It doesn't surprise me that Jeff Flake has $2Million already, he sure wasn't meeting with any of his constituents in the past year and particularly not at the August recess.  I'll certainly check out Bivens because in my opinion he couldn't possibly be worse than Jeff Flake.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

I recall the name, but until I read the current stories I didn't really know who Bivens even was. Given that I follow political news more closely than most, I'd bet that he lacks the level of name recognition that is essential to success.

Maggie_cathey
Maggie_cathey

The one thing that Republicans don't realize about Arizona-- many of us have left the Republican Party and are now Independents who will carefully analyze who is best for Arizona.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I will deem him to be, "Ice Man". He has about the same chance of surviving the election as an ice cube in a hot oven.

As Lee has said, his history as Dem chairman doesn't really carry much weight.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Lets take a trip down memory lane. Bivens was alleged to have secured his office in the Dem party through a backroom deal- http://mattsmadlymusings.blogs...

And being the head of the AZ democratic party doesn't really cement his credentials as a master strategist. Choosing Bivens as a candidate is kind of like choosing the Captain of the Exxon Valdez to pilot your ship because, after all, he's experienced.

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