The Goldwater Institute is among the most powerful public policy organizations in the Southwest, and behind all of its decisions is Darcy Olsen.Read More »
A well-known tax watchdog group says a new campaign urging voters to oppose all 10 ballot measures this November is misleading because it is being run by a left-leaning organization masquerading as an anti-tax group.Read More »
Former lawmaker Steve May announced Sept. 13 he is terminating his campaign for the House in Legislative District 17. May got on the November ballot after winning a spot in the primary as a write-in candidate. His presence as a Republican in the swing district that spans Tempe and Scottsdale posed a threat to two Democratic challengers.
The openly gay former lawmaker gained recent headlines for his brazen acknowledgement that he helped four "street people" get on the ballot as Green Party candidates.
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The race for the open seat in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District didn’t take long to get, um, dirty. And ironically, it’s been all about who has staked out the moral high ground.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times Assistant Editor Bill Bertolino discusses the low early ballot returns and the surge in independent voter registration.Read More »
Republican congressional candidate Ben Quayle has issued a stinging rebuke to rival Vernon Parker for his statement that Quayle "rented a family" in campaign mailers that depict him with two young girls. Quayle called Parker a "flawed" candidate and took a shot of his own in a press statement, dredging up a 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration investigation that alleged Parker falsified documents to obtain a $1.2 million federal government contract for his consulting business.Read More »
Two recent mailers sent by the Ben Quayle campaign contain some curious images and statements by the 33-year-old lawyer and flush-with-cash candidate in Arizona's crowded 3rd Congressional District primary.Read More »
One of Rep. Ben Miranda’s political rivals in the three-way Democratic constable race — Constable Jimmie Munoz, Sr. — is leveling allegations that Miranda has no intention of fulfilling the constable post or leaving his law practice. Munoz, who is seeking his third term as constable, said Miranda is trying to “spoil the vote” because of a long-simmering rivalry between the pair.Read More »
Capitol Times Assistant Editor discusses Brewer’s meeting with Obama reps, McCain’s recent gains over Hayworth
Arizona Capitol Times Assistant Editor Bill Bertolino discusses the meeting between Obama administration representatives and developments in the McCain-Hayworth GOP Senate primary race.Read More »
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."Read More »