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FILE – Republican Arizona state Sen. Kimberly Yee watches as the vote tally on a children’s health insurance bill she opposed shows the measure passing on May 6, 2016, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Next year could be a pivotal one for women gubernatorial candidates. In Arizona, where Republican Gov. Doug Ducey can’t run again, the field already has several candidates who are women, including State Treasurer Yee and Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)