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What's it like to be 'blue' in a Republican state?

As Communications Director for Arizona's Democratic Party, Frank Comacho has been the one person who is regularly in touch with both of our state's Democrats. I'm sure it seems like that to some.

Many people back east are awe-struck when they find out Arizona has two elected Democrats. However, recent voter registration numbers show that new voters are nearly split between Republican, Democrat and Independent.

So why is Arizona seen as a member of the far right? Until a few years ago, the state was predominantly blue while those in the capital were primarily red. Confusing, isn't it?

That's why it's important to get an answer to the question, "What's it like to be Democrat in a Republican state?"

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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