Katie Hobbs Will Be Arizona Governor

Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor Katie Hobbs speaks to the media before dropping off her primary election ballot Tuesday, July 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

At a glance

  • Democrat Katie Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake to win the governorship of Arizona.
  • Hobbs’ campaign suffered from its candidate’s refusal to meet Lake in a one-on-one debate.
  • Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state, claimed that debating Lake, who she branded a “conspiracy theorist,” would only “lead to constant interruptions, pointless distractions, and childish name-calling.”

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