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McCain Death, Florida Shooting Cast Shadows On Tuesday's Primaries

A Senate candidate in Arizona raised eyebrows with comments about McCain a day before he died. A Trump ally is vying to be governor of Florida, where a gun debate was reignited by a weekend tragedy.

Voters go to the polls in Arizona and Florida today, picking nominees in critical Senate and gubernatorial races.

Weekend events could cast a pall over contests in both states, though. Arizona Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, and while it's the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on the ballot Tuesday, both the late senator and President Trump — who did little to hide his disdain for McCain — have factored into the bitter primary there.

And in Florida, a on Sunday could amplify the issue of gun control in many races this fall following the attack at a Parkland, Fla., high school

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