The staff at NPR Music is wrapping up the year the best way they know how: with their hotly contested list of the 50 Favorite Albums of 2013.
Impact of Election Day on Arizona
Despite a poor showing in Arizona, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term. Congressman Jeff Flake will become Senator Jeff Flake in January. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was approved for a sixth term. And high-profile ballot initiatives proved very unpopular among Arizona voters.
Analysts Chris Herstam and Bob Grossfeld provided insights on why Richard Carmona and Paul Penzone made good showings but faced uphill climbs in trying to defeat Flake and Arpaio. Herstam and Grossfeld also discussed the impact of huge money on Election Day's outcomes and whether money from outside of Arizona could lead to surprises in the state's congressional races.