Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly
- The Ugly
Republican Trent Franks v. Democrat Gene Scharer
Congressman Trent Franks has gotten close to losing an election exactly zero times in his five victories. He won by fewer than 20 percentage points once (19.73 in 2006). Sure, the west Valley district is a little different than in previous years, but let's not kid ourselves.
Democrat Ed Pastor v. Just about nobody
Someone is running against Congressman Pastor, and although the Republicans didn't throw a candidate at him, there is Libertarian candidate Joe Cobb. The "L-word" still scares the pants off a lot of Republicans, and Pastor's had this in the bag for quite some time.