In an unusual twist, a Democratic congressional incumbent is drawing a primary challenge from his right. State Sen. Catherine Miranda announced yesterday that she will challenge three-term Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Phoenix) for his heavily Democratic urban Maricopa County CD. Sen. Miranda even went so far as to cross party lines to endorse Republican Doug Ducey in the 2014 open seat battle that he would subsequently win. Rep. Gallego is favored for re-nomination in a district that is 64% Hispanic, but it will be interesting to monitor how well a credible Blue Dog can perform in a secure Democratic CD.
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