Jonathan Paton

Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has defeated former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.

In case you haven't heard, there’s an election tomorrow.

And we thought we check in with Northern Arizona University Politics Professor Fred Solop to see what he’ll be watching for as the results start to come in.

He says he thinks deeply red Arizona may have a slightly different color on Wednesday morning.


According to the Federal Election Commission, independent organizations have reported spending nearly $3.5 million to influence the results in Arizona’s CD1.

The district stretches across northern and eastern Arizona and includes Flagstaff.

That $3.5 million is more than a million more than the republican and democrat have spent on their own campaigns.

Because of the 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, those independent groups don’t have to disclose where that money is coming from.

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