Thousands of boisterous supporters of Richard Carmona congregated at Arizona State University Wednesday night to hear former President Bill Clinton stump for Carmona, the Democratic nominee for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat.Read More »
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When Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Democratic former Surgeon General Richard Carmona weren’t attacking with or defending against accusations of inconsistency on their positions during their first debate, the two U.S. Senate hopefuls drew key distinctions on a variety of topics, but none more than the role of federal earmarks.Read More »
The unmistakable scent of pepperoni pizza, the crackle of adolescent laughter and a buzz of excitement filled Wesley Bolin Plaza on the evening of Oct. 9, as a crowd of about 300 young Hispanic volunteers congratulated one another and shared the personal stories that brought them there.Read More »
Attorneys for a business run by Rep. Kate Brophy McGee’s husband persuaded a judge to seal court records in an ongoing lawsuit on the grounds that it could harm her re-election chances.
But they also contend that her political career is being used to blackmail and extort the business of her husband, Bob McGee.
Rep. Eric Meyer, an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election to the Arizona House in the squarely Republican Legislative District 28, has continued to outraise both of this Republican opponents by a healthy margin, recent campaign finance reports show.Read More »
The shape of renewable energy in Arizona is taking center stage in the fight for three open seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
The battle between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Vernon Parker over Arizona’s new 9th Congressional District will be close. That’s about where most predictions begin and end.Read More »
So far, candidates competing for seats this year in the Arizona Legislature spent more than $3 million. Outside groups spent another half a million dollars.Read More »
Once the Aug. 28 primary results are tallied, 29 of Arizona’s 90 legislative races will be decided.
Nine Senate candidates already have a guaranteed seat. Two more Senate seats and 18 House seats will be won after the primary because only candidates from one party are competing, so whoever wins the primary can start measuring their legislative office drapes.
Last year a spokesman for the Arizona Latino Republican Association recorded a robo call implying Mesa residents could vote for a woman accused of being a sham candidate in the recall election of state Sen. Russell Pearce.
Earlier the association’s vice president, collected signatures for the woman, Olivia Cortes, who dropped out of the race after a judge found she had been recruited to draw votes away from Pearce’s opponent.
Now, the association is playing a key role on behalf of Pearce in his primary campaign against Republican Bob Worsley.