Lake leans right, Masters pivoting in early stages of general election campaign 

With the primary election in the rearview mirror, candidates and potential boosters are beginning to show the positions they’ll stake out heading into November. On the Republican ticket, some prominent statewide candidates appear to be taking different tacks in the first full week of the general election campaign. 

Primary could test strength of GOP factions 

Gov. Doug Ducey’s endorsement of Beau Lane, an experienced advertising executive who’s running for secretary of state, illustrates a choice that Republican voters are faced with in several primary races this year, between a Trump-endorsed candidate and a more traditional conservative.