On May 23rd, I asked the question "Who lost Yuma"? At that point, there were 4 days left to get signatures and the Republicans still didn't have a candidate to run against Amanda Aguirre for the District 24 Senate seat. I said that the Party needed to find a candidate and get enough write in signatures to ensure that he had ballot status for the General Election.
On June 10th, I posted that Don Shooter had stepped up and was mounting a write in campaign. Shooter is the head of the 2,000 member Yuma tea party group, so I knew he would be able to get the 250 write-in votes that he needed. It turns out however, that he received---nearly 2,000 WRITE IN votes. Compare that to the under 5,000 votes that Aguire received with her name on the ballot.
So let me be the first to predict the outcome of the General Election. Aguirre is toast.
The Senate currently has 18 Republicans. If Shooter wins, it will be 19 plus Wendy Rogers will mount a strong campaign in District 17 while Gail Griffin will mount a strong challenge in 25. Democrats will counter that they might be able to pick off Linda Gray but they won't even come close. I think there's a good shot that at least 2 of the Republican challengers prevail.