Doug Ducey Trending Toward Win in GOP Primary for Arizona Governor

Categories: Election 2014

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Doug Ducey has a lock on the Republican primary race for Arizona governor, judging from early results that show him trouncing his closest contender.

With about one third of voting precincts reporting statewide at 9 p.m., Ducey had 36.7 percent of the vote compared to 23 percent for former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and 15.4 for former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones.

The winner of tonight's race will go on to face Democrat Fred DuVal in the November general election.

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Recent polls had shown Ducey in the lead over Smith, with both pulling away from Jones. Early results show Ducey had more momentum than many -- including Governor Jan Brewer, who endorsed Smith -- might have expected.

The other three GOP candidates for governor were trailing even farther behind, with Ken Bennett receiving about 11 percent of the vote and Frank Riggs and Andrew Thomas in single digits.

Smith was reportedly preparing to announce his defeat.

At the GOP's primary party at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix, former Congressman Matt Salmon told party-goers to "get behind Doug Ducey and to do everything we can to get him elected governor."

Ducey is expected to speak shortly, and we'll update this post when he does.

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43 comments
OneAngry Monk
OneAngry Monk

This reminds me of the last race for Sheriff, no qualified candidate to oppose the GOP and smooth sailing all the way for the Scott Walker twin. Fred DuVal is basically a joke, another fine job courtesy of our floundering Democratic Party. The only thing missing here is Randy Parraz asking for money and claiming he's going to get DuVal elected.

Ariel Motz
Ariel Motz

I am hoping the state turns blue really soon.

Ry Gavin
Ry Gavin

Who can resist a hot steaming Ducey?

Richard Dickson
Richard Dickson

My family and I voted for Fred DuVal, the only choice for Governor of Arizona!

Phil Razzi
Phil Razzi

All we need is another money hungry politician. ..

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

I hope duck doosie loses in the end.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

HELL NO! he's as crooked as they get. He's Jan Brewer with a bad toupee.

Tom Rubino
Tom Rubino

when you really need an unlike button

Mary Shoff
Mary Shoff

VOTE BLUE!!!!!\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Mary Shoff
Mary Shoff

He is speaking of the GOP. VOTE BLUE, save our country!\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Mary Shoff
Mary Shoff

FRED DUVAL is a great candidate! VOTE BLUE!\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Mary Shoff
Mary Shoff

Joe endorsed him also. VOTE BLUE..GO FRED! \U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Jewel Sparkles
Jewel Sparkles

I would never vote for anyone endorsed by Joe Arpaio, so no

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Still wouldn't vote for Ducieboy

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

Ice cream for all... AZ voters are finally realizing 5million does not matter.

Jim La Rose
Jim La Rose

Where does Sheriff Joe stand on the issue?

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I take a Ducey every morning...Kerrplunk.

Jona Henry
Jona Henry

He's endorsed by Cruz, Palin- what else do you need?

FaithfulDem
FaithfulDem

I don't care for Ducey but he's better than that vampire filth the Democrats are putting forward. Shezzus, if I won't vote for that worthless trash DuVal, nobody will.

Phillip Robertson
Phillip Robertson

We as a people of Arizona are so ill informed. A lobbyist for and of the corporate dollar is once again an elected official. I can only hope that the Democrats can produce a viable candidate.

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

there are WAY too many skeletons in this dudes closet.....this is gonna get funny!

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

Egregious_Philbin,

You are the biggest Patriachal Dick in AZ

Bryan Folz
Bryan Folz

I love how this has been up for almost 20 minutes and only one like.

Egregious_Philbin
Egregious_Philbin

Lucy, you are as nuts as your brother.  You don't help anything.  Christine was a moron, anyone can see that, Paul is a moron..but your posts don't do a hell of a lot for you...

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

Paul Babeu, are you crying yet? Christine, that is what you get when you hang around with Sheriff Paul Captain Fear Monger Underpants Studboi1. Have a nice night with Paul at your loser party..........Much love, Lucy Babeu

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

Way to go Ducey, I love that you kicked the hell out of Christine Jones........That poor rich bitch!!!!!!

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

@Egregious_Philbin 

Oh, you poor bully, just another typical patriarchal dick, telling me how I do not help anything and how I do not do a hell of a lot for myself. Go home and bully your wife or your secret dick lover. I don't need to listen you---- projection is a sweet thing and you do it well

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