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  Democrats May Also See Contested Senate Primary in Arizona
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Last EditedJason  Mar 31, 2010 03:10pm
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AuthorEmily Cadei
MediaWebsite - Yahoo News
News DateWednesday, March 31, 2010 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description Arizona Democrats are sensing a growing opportunity to capitalize on Republican divisions in the state's 2010 Senate race, but they may also have to contend with a contested primary of their own.

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth's challenge to longtime GOP Sen. John McCain is likely to tie up the incumbent's resources and attention until the Aug. 24 primary, giving Democrats hope that with a strong, well-funded challenger, they could be positioned to create a competitive two-month sprint to the general election for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee.

With that in mind, excitement is growing around the possible candidacy of Nan Stockholm Walden, an attorney. She and her husband Richard also own a 7,000 acre pecan farm south of Tucson.

David Steele, a spokesman for Walden's Green Valley Pecan Company, said Walden has been asked to consider a Senate run and she is doing just that. Steele said Walden expects to make a decision by early April.
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