• Despite vicious assault, Pratt still considers business area ‘fairly safe’

    After a Christmas Day assault that left Republican Rep. Frank Pratt with severe facial lacerations, a broken nose, tied up and unconscious for several hours, he still considers the area around his business in Casa Grande “fairly safe.”

  • Rios plans comeback in 2 years (access required)

    Sen. Rebecca Rios lost her reelection bid this month, but it’s not the end of politics for the scion of one of Arizona’s most well-known political dynasties.

  • Pratt, Fillmore complete GOP sweep in LD23

    Republicans picked up a House seat and a Senate seat in Legislative District 23, a traditionally Democratic stronghold.

  • Republican Smith ends Rios family dynasty in LD23

    Republican challenger Steve Smith has defeated incumbent Sen. Rebecca Rios by nearly 5,000 votes to capture a seat in Legislative District 23 that has been held by the Rios family since the district was first created a decade ago.

  • Rios dynasty threatened amid tough GOP challenge (access required)

    The Rios family has represented Pinal County in the Arizona Legislature for the past three decades, establishing a Democratic dynasty that has withstood numerous challenges over the years. But this year a Republican with Tea Party leanings has rousted a surprising level of support in a district that has been a Democratic stronghold ever since the lines were drawn.

  • 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.

  • Chamber endorses 44 Republicans, 8 Democrats (access required)

    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.”

  • Primary Matchups (access required)

    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.