Phoenix-area narrow elections call for runoffs

By Parker Leavitt

The Arizona Republic

Several tight municipal races across the Valley are headed to runoff elections in November, forcing local candidates to compete for voters’ attention as political rhetoric in state and federal races reaches a crescendo.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election suggest close races in Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria and El Mirage will result in November runoffs, on the same ballot as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Critics of a state law requiring major cities to hold elections during the fall warned that local campaigns could easily be swallowed up by more-partisan, higher-profile races, including the battle for U.S. president.



Tight Republican race for nomination to Pinal County Board of Supervisors/The Arizona Republic

Hellon, McDaniel file complaints against Republican Pima supervisor nominee Ally Miller /

Badal clear winner in Bisbee mayor race/The Sierra Vista Herald

New era on the horizon for Mohave county/Mohave Daily News

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