Arizona primary 2022 recap: Taylor Robson leads Lake in GOP governor race; Hobbs wins on Democratic side

Arizona primary 2022 recap: Taylor Robson leads Lake in GOP governor race; Hobbs wins on Democratic side

Published August 3, 2022
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A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in 2022, along with the governor, secretary of state, attorney general, schools superintendent and other statewide offices and several local races, including for Maricopa County attorney, mayor and city council.

Just a few miles away at a Scottsdale hotel, Lake had her own confident message despite an election system she has cast doubt on for months. Lake told supporters that many election day votes hadn’t yet been counted, and said that’s where they voted for her.

Tom Horne had an early lead in the race for Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction. Trailing Horne were Shiry Sapir and Michelle Udall. Horne is seeking what would be his third term as state superintendent.

Mitchell is running against Gina Godbehere for the Republican nomination to serve out the remaining two years of the Maricopa County attorney’s four-year term. The winner will likely face Julie Gunnigle, the sole Democratic candidate, in November’s general election.