ARIZONA
     Nov. 6, 2018 Governor

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+Doug Ducey (R) i
1,330,863
56.00%
David Garcia (D)
994,341
41.84%
Angel Torres (G)
50,962
2.14%
w/ins (5)
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2,376,440

Registered Voters: Rep. 1,288,332 (34.67%)   Other 1,238,038 (33.31%)   Dem. 1,151,745 (30.99%)   Lib. 31,583   Grn 6,463   Total 3,716,161  

Ballots Cast: 2,409,910  
Voter Turnout: 64.85%


Plurality: 336,522 votes (14.16 percentage points)



Seeking a second term, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) defeated David Garcia (D) and Angel Torres (G).  Garcia, an associate professor at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, was the Democratic nominee for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014.  He ran a decidedly progressive campaign, earning the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  Torres has worked in the airline industry and is union steward of Teamsters Local 104.

Setting the stage for the campaign was the Arizona teachers' strike from April 26 to May 3.  In the Aug. 28 primaries, Ducey defeated former Secretary of State Ken Bennett by 69.21% 29.25%, while Garcia defeated Senate Assistant Minority Leader Steve Farley and Kelly Flyer,
CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona, by 50.56% to 32.26% and 17.17%.

There were two general election debates.  All three candidates participated in the first on Sept. 24 in the PBS studio in Phoenix, organized by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission (1,2).  Ducey and Garcia participated in the second debate on Sept. 25 at the Arizona Public Media studio in Tucson (+).

According to the National Institute on Money in Politics the Ducey campaign raised $6.1 million in contributions compared to $1.8 million for the Garcia campaign (+).

Notes
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Jonathan Blitzer.  "The Two Competing Theories for Flipping Arizona."  New Yorker, Aug. 29, 2018.


Campaign Managers:
Doug Ducey:  J.P. Twist
(Jan. 2018)  Owner of Aimpoint Strategies, LLC in Phoenix from Jan. 2016.  Campaign manager on Let's Vote Yes for Arizona Schools (Prop.123) in the May 17 special election, Jan.-May 2016.  Senior advisor (Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016) and campaign manager (June-Dec. 2014) on Doug Ducey for Governor.  Chief of staff to Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane, Feb. 2011-June 2014.  Campaign manager on Paul Gosar for Congress, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.


David Garcia:
  Ian Danley
Director of One Arizona from Sept. 2015.  Governing Board Member of the Phoenix Union High School District, elected Nov. 2012.  Policy director at Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, April-Sept. 2015.  Program director at Neighborhood Ministries, Aug. 2006-April 2015.  Campaign manager on David Garcia for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Financial analyst for Grace Communities, 2004-06.  Master's degree in public policy from Arizona State University, 2010; B.S. in policy, planning and development from University of Southern California.




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