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

• Congressional races heat up as primary approaches tucson.com

• Same-sex-marriage ban can't stop transgender divorce tucson.com

• Recorder’s Office sends Democratic ballots to Republican early voters nogalesinternational.com

• Haboob Hootenanny! Your guide to the stormy moments on the 2014 campaign trail tucsonweekly.com

• Guess Who Endorsed Who? tucsonweekly.com

• The Skinny: Jan Brewer endorses Scott Smith, Sarah Palin gives her seal of approval to Doug Ducey tucsonweekly.com

• GOP candidate Kwasman reveals he has cancer azcentral.com

• Judge denies Horne's request for restraining order azcentral.com

• Independent voters engaging in record numbers azcentral.com

• Sylvia Allen expected to replace Crandell on LD6 Senate ballot azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Judicial commission finds two Arizona judges unfit for bench azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson