A Blue Tide

Democrats expand their reach at all levels of government



Risch defeated four rivals to fill the seat vacated by Senator Larry Craig, who retired after getting ensnarled in a sex scandal. Risch, a Republican and former lieutenant governor, ran on a tax-cut platform but had to defend himself against charges that he had ducked the Vietnam draft.



Democrat Udall beat former Congressman Bob Schaffer for a vacant seat. The son of longtime Arizona Congressman Mo Udall, who mentored John McCain, he benefited from his 2002 House vote against the Iraq invasion and from his green cred, which allowed him to tar his opponent as...

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