GOP's big majorities in Ariz. Legislature at risk
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Republicans padded their legislative majorities in 2010, but now the question seems to be how many seats will they lose as a result of the Nov. 6 general election.
Republicans still outnumber Democrats statewide and in most legislative districts, but this is the first general election using the map of new districts drawn after the 2010 Census.
Redistricting left many Republicans unhappy, complaining that the state redistricting commission favored Democrats and stressed creation of competitive districts as the expense of other redistricting goals.
The redistricting changes, the growing percentage of registered independents and the higher turnout in a presidential election are creating expectations that more districts are in play and that the Republicans' 2010 gains were a high tide that will recede in November.
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