The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Florida, Following the Path Set By Arizona


Lawmakers in the heavily-Republican state legislature Florida are preparing a new illegal immigration enforcement law, reported to be comparable to Arizona’s law that the Obama administration strongly opposed.

That law in Arizona didn’t turn out to be the GOP self-immolation that Democrats insisted it would be, huh?

Republican Jan Brewer won the gubernatorial election by more than 13 points, the GOP won the Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendant of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector, both Corporation Commissioner races; Sen. John McCain won reelection 59 percent to 34 percent; Paul Gosar knocked off incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick in the 1st District, Ben Quayle cruised in the 3rd District, David Schweikart knocked off incumbent Harry Mitchell in the 5th District, Democrat incumbent Raul Grijalva is hanging on by a few percentage points in a D+6 and Gabrielle Giffords hung on by a percentage point or so.

Tags: Arizona , Florida , Illegal Immigration


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