by Jim Nintzel
The list of candidates for office this year—barring some kind of legal challenge—has been posted by the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Check ’em out here.
There are a few surprises. Who knew that Jay Quick would join the four Republicans running against Democrat Gabrielle Giffords? Or that five Republicans would be seeking the chance to take on Congressman Raul Grijalva in heavily Democratic District 7? (We have a feeling with that many candidates, Joe Sweeney wins the primary if the GOP can't knock him off the ballot.)
We'll have more about the Southern Arizona races in the days to come and in next week's print edition.