Over the weekend, leading statewide Democratic statewide candidates kept their lead over their Republican opponents.
Currently, Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Katie Hobbs has a 26,011 lead over Trump Republican Kari Lake.
Attorney General Nominee Kris Mayes has an 11,328 lead over Trumpist Abe Hamadeh.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has a 592-vote lead over Tom Horne.
The math does not appear to be in Ms. Lake’s or the other Republican’s favor with outstanding numbers still to come in from Pima, Coconino, Maricopa, and Apache Counties.
In a statement just released by the Hobbs team, Campaign Manager Nicole DeMont wrote:
“With the latest tabulation results from Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties, Katie Hobbs is the unequivocal favorite to become the next Governor of Arizona.
“Katie has led since the first round of ballots were counted, and after tonight’s results, it’s clear that this won’t change.
“As the county election officials finalize tabulating the results, I want to again thank every staffer, every volunteer, and every supporter on this campaign. Every door knock, every phone call, and every conversation made the difference in this close race.”
On the House of Representatives side, Jevin Hodge has fallen behind David Schweikert and Kirsten Engel continues to trail Juan Ciscomani.
With regards to the Arizona Legislature, many races are still too close to call. However, former Arizona Democratic Legislative leader and Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Farley, in his latest forecast, predicts that the composition of the next legislative session will resemble the last one with a 16 to 14 Senate and a 31 to 29 House.
Stay Tuned. Everything should become clear by Monday at the earliest, Tuesday at the latest when the final numbers from Apache, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties come in.