Miranda, Farley eye House assistant minority post
Sen. Richard Miranda, a Democrat from Tolleson, and Rep. Steve Farley, a Democrat from Tucson, are seeking the House assistant minority leader position.
Name ID, party domination spur uncontested races
While most politicians have to battle their way to the Capitol, a small group of House and Senate candidates only need one vote each to win this November.
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.
Miranda upset that Gallardo will be unopposed in Senate race
Rather than face a potential challenge to her nominating petitions, Rep. Martha Garcia, a Phoenix Democrat, withdrew from her Senate race after finding discrepancies in her signatures. Her departure left Steve Gallardo, a former House member, as the lone candidate in District 13, almost certainly assuring him a seat in the 30-member chamber next year. But not everyone is happy about that.
Garcia drops out of Senate race
Rep. Martha Garcia, a Democrat from Phoenix, has dropped out of the race for the Senate in District 13, leaving Steve Gallardo, a former representative, as the lone candidate for the seat.
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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