Arizona Governor Will Face Democratic Professor in November
By Maria Polletta
Gov. Doug Ducey soundly defeated challenger Ken Bennett in the Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday, as longtime educator David Garcia beat out state Sen. Steve Farley and YWCA leader Kelly Fryer for the Democratic nomination.
Analysts believe Garcia will have a better-than-usual chance in the Nov. 6 general election, after the #RedForEd teacher walkout raised doubts about Ducey's dedication to public education. A national surge in progressive activism spurred by contentious Trump administration decisions also could help Arizona's Democratic nominee.
Indeed, Garcia said Tuesday that momentum helped him "run an amazing campaign."