Romney, Obama vie for Arizona's 11 electoral votes

Romney, Obama vie for Arizona's 11 electoral votes

CREATED Nov. 6, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

PHOENIX (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney are vying for Arizona's 11 electoral votes.

The state has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates, including Arizona's own Sen. John McCain four years ago.

Obama opened six offices in Arizona and targeted the Hispanic vote, but still faces an uphill battle in the right-leaning state. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win Arizona was Bill Clinton in 1996.

Tuesday's election also features a hard-fought race between Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona to fill the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Jon Kyl.

National Democrats and Republicans are tracking three U.S. House races in Arizona that both parties see as winnable.

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