Jan Brewer

Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

Shortly before the raffle for a handgun, top Arizona Republicans gave a warning to the crowd gathered at a conservative group's meeting in a retirement community at the edge of Phoenix's sprawl: The Democrats are coming.

"To say they're energized is a gross understatement," House Speaker J.D. Mesnard told the Sun Lakes Republican Club, citing last month's special election for a congressional seat in a suburban district that the GOP only won by 5 percentage points. Donald Trump carried the district by 21 percentage points in 2016. "They want us gone."

The following evening, members of the Legislative District 27 Democrats marveled at a dozen Domino's...