Arizona - U.S. Senate

as of September 9

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John McCain

  • Republican (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: August 29, 1936
  • Residence: Phoenix, AZ

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Rodney Glassman

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: May 7, 1978
  • Residence: Tucson, AZ

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Previous Results

    Arizona U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,505,372 76.7%
    Stuart Starky DEM 404,507 20.6%
    Ernest Hancock LIB 51,798 2.6%

    U.S. President: Arizona (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,230,111 53.7%
    Barack Obama DEM 1,034,707 45.1%
    Bob Barr LIB 12,555 0.5%
    Ralph Nader NO 11,301 0.5%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 3,406 0.1%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 9, 2010

After Primary Battle, McCain Sails Ahead

John McCain (R), first elected in 1986, is seeking a fifth term. Often on the outs with conservatives who never warmed up to his so-called maverick ways -- or his position on immigration, taxes, torture or campaign finance -- and aware of an angry mood among conservatives, McCain struck first. Rather than wait to respond to attacks from his right, he went after his main primary challenger, ex-Rep. J.D. Hayworth, from the outset, reminding voters of his connection to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and calling him a "huckster" for Hayworth's ill-advised role in a TV infomercial after he was defeated for re-election to Congress in 2006. Armed with a sizable war chest, McCain easily defeated Hayworth and heads into November against Rodney Glassman, a former Tucson city councilman. -Ken Rudin

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