A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today: 

• Apartment execs funding Hiremath mayoral campaign tucson.com

• State GOP chief: Negative gov. race saps party tucson.com

• Political Notebook: Democratic ballot requires no heavy lifting tucson.com

• Border issues prevalent in LD8 Republican primary tucson.com

• Middle East concerns dominate CD2 congressional debate tucson.com

• Arizona top state for deferred action applications tucson.com

• 'Dark money' pours into Arizona Republican primary azcentral.com

• Trayvon Martin mailer stirs racial politics in campaign for Congress azcentral.com

• Poltical insider: Ducey booed after refusing to answer hypothetical azcentral.com

• McCain, Flake not picking sides in GOP governor's race azcentral.com

• APS chief says solar advocacy group exists to mislead azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Auto dealers’ poll shows Ducey increasing lead azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

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