Will the Republican and Democratic conventions sway Arizona voters?

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Every four years supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties pack convention centers and arenas to nominate their candidate for president. This year, that tradition is a bit different. Instead of large crowds and in-person festivities, Zoom meetings and video live streams took its place.

The COVID-19 pandemic ousted the traditional convention, but the parties messaging is the same: both say it's the most important election ever.

In 2020, Arizona is a battleground state. The Grand Canyon state has been a historically red state. Arizona has only gone to the Democrats once since 1952. That was in 1996 when republican presidential nominee Bob Dole lost the state to President Bill Clinton.

Last week, we saw Democratic leaders speak at the virtual convention. This week, the Republican party takes center stage.

In this week's episode of The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen break down the messaging of both political conventions and whether or not their appeals will find a home in Arizona.

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