Arizona is now a state dominated by the Republican Party, with the party controlling both the governor's office and the legislature.
However, looking back, even to Arizona's days as a territory, there have been many different political flavors in the melting pot of the state's politics.
There were several key turning points on the road from Democratic to Republican domination.
Democrats lost control of the state legislature in 1966 for the first time and have yet to regain control.
While the state's electoral votes had previously gone to Democratic presidential candidates, the votes went to a Republican in 1952.
The only real constant in the state's political history is the fact that Democrats and Republicans have controlled the gubernatorial position for a fairly even number of times, especially since the mid 1900s.