Nelson wins in LD12
A known name and a flush war chest proved to be an unbeatable combination in the Senate primary race in a West Valley District.
Sen. John Nelson, a veteran politician, has captured 56 percent of the votes in Legislative District 12, according to the latest unofficial tally by the Secretary of State.
IE groups spend more freely sans matching funds
Rep. Adam Driggs, who is in a three-way Senate race for the Republican Party’s nomination in Legislative District 11, has received a huge boost from independent groups. But he’s not the only one.
Without matching money, Senate races show stark disparity
Several Senate candidates have reported expenditures that dwarfed what their opponents got in public financing, according to the latest disclosures on the Secretary of State’s website.
Moderate candidates among those endorsed by Brewer
Most of Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent primary endorsements have been for out-of-state candidates, but now Brewer is officially weighing in on some of the state’s most contested GOP battles. Several of the candidates Brewer is pushing for in contested primaries are percieved to be the moderates in their races.
Associated General Contractors back 41 candidates
The Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors unveiled their list of 41 endorsements for the 2010 legislative election July 27.
Arizona Realtors back 78 statewide and legislative candidates
The Arizona Association of Realtors endorsed 78 statewide and legislative candidates the group says promote issues important to homeowners, Realtors and the real estate industry.
Phoenix Chamber endorses 36 candidates
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce released its list of Arizona House and Senate candidate endorsements on July 6.
Chamber endorses 44 Republicans, 8 Democrats
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 22 released its candidate endorsements for the state House and Senate. The business group endorsed 52 candidates – 17 Senate and 35 House candidates – who they said share the Chamber’s “pro-business, free-market agenda.”
The national electoral climate has been portrayed as a battle by incumbents to keep their seats against a groundswell of anti-incumbency sentiment.
2010 election season comes into focus as flurry of candidates file
The election season was heating up just as the sun was setting on May 26. Political challengers and incumbents hoping to lead Arizona next year rushed to submit their signatures to the Secretary of State to qualify for the ballot. The Arizona Capitol Times compiled the entire list of statewide and legislative candidates competing in the 2010 elections.
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