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House Speaker Paul Ryan says Arizona is 'in play' for Hillary Clinton

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 20:42:29-04

Could Arizona go blue for the first time in 20 years? 

In a fundraising email for Sen. John McCain, House Speaker Paul Ryan noted that our state is "in play" for Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election. 

"Senator McCain is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick -- and now that Hillary Clinton sees Arizona in play, committing even more Democrat political machine cash there, John McCain's path to victory just got even tougher," Ryan said. 

McCain's challengers for his Senate seat include Kirkpatrick and fellow Republican Kelli Ward. 

Clinton's campaign, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, has already dedicated more resources to Arizona

And we have reported that she has out-raised Donald Trump in terms of individual statewide contributions by more than two-to-one

But Arizona Republican Party chairman Robert Graham tells ABC15 that Clinton has not delivered on big promises in the past.

"People don't trust Hillary Clinton," Graham said. 

Arizona last went blue for President Bill Clinton in 1996.