How Trump And A More Liberal Maricopa County Have Changed Rural Arizona Conservatives

Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 1:03pm
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Maricopa County has typically leaned Republican in statewide elections, but 2018 brought a significant shift.

Kyrsten Sinema became the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate race in the state in more than 25 years, Katie Hobbs became Secretary of State and Kathy Hoffman won the race to be Superintendent of Public Schools.

All of those were decided by how well the three fared in Maricopa County.

How does that affect 2020 and beyond? How impactful will rural Arizona be in statewide competitions in the near future?

For more about that, The Show spoke with Steven Sensmeier, a Yavapai County Republican.

When State Representative David Stringer resigned from the legislature, Sensmeier was one of three Republicans nominated to succeed him.

The Show started by asking Sensmeier how he sees Maricopa County's changing politics affecting the influence of rural voters. 

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