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Arizona Republican Party
Party Chairman Randy Pullen
Party Secretary Linda White
Party Treasurer Timothy Lee
Senate Leader Thayer Verschoor
House Leader Tom Boone
National affiliation Republican Party
Color(s) Red
Web Site

The Arizona Republican Party is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Arizona. Randy Pullen currently serves as the party chairman alongside three Vice-Chairs: Augustus Shaw, Billy Birdwell, and Parralee Schneider.

It is the dominant or majority party in Arizona. Following the elections of 2008, Republicans hold the following statewide executive offices:

  • Governor (Jan Brewer - succeeded Janet Napolitano when she resigned to accept the position of Secretary of Homeland Security in the Barack Obama Administration)
  • Secretary of State (Ken Bennett)
  • State Treasurer (Dean Martin)
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction (Tom Horne)
  • State Mine Inspector (Joe Hart)

Republicans are also the majority party in the Arizona state legislature, currently controlling both chambers by healthy margins.

Republicans hold both U.S. Senate seats but only hold three of Arizona's eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Arizona Republican Party has also greatly helped GOP presidential candidates in the state and has transformed the Grand Canyon State into a fairly red state. While Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996, it has gone steadily Republican since then.

Native son John McCain won his home state in 2008 with 53.39% of the total statewide vote over Democrat Barack Obama who received 44.91%, an 8.48-percent margin of victory for the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona. Surprisingly though, McCain underperformed in his home state compared to four years earlier when George W. Bush carried the state with 54.87% over John Kerry who received 44.40%, a 10.47-percent margin of victory for the former President.

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