Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - There's been so much coverage of the heated Arizona Senate race between Republican Senator John McCain and Republican challenger J.D. Hayworth, you might think the race ends with the primary today. Or as Arizona Democratic candidate Randy Parraz asked CNN, "Do you guys know there's a Democratic race in Arizona today too?"
Parraz is one of four Democrats vying for a spot on the November ticket. A community organizer, Parraz is the only Latino in the race and he's gained buzz lately, particularly among the online progressive community. He jumped into the contest largely in response to Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law: SB1070.
Parraz tells CNN, "SB1070 and the right wing's infatuation with border security and deporting immigrants hasn't solved our problems, in fact that's made things worse. I'm interested in moving the state in the right direction when it comes to job creation, education and renewable energy."
He believes that McCain will be vulnerable in the general election because his new embrace of tough anti-illegal immigration policies will alienate the state's independent and Latino voters. Of McCain Parraz tells CNN, "Any time a four term incumbent has to spend more than twenty million dollars to get out of his own primary that's weakness."
There are three other Democrats in the race. They are former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman, former investigative journalist John Dougherty, and former State Representative Cathy Eden. Glassman is considered the front runner in this contest but trails McCain in polls that present a head-to-head matchup.