The Republican Governors Association appears to be paying a lot more attention to Arizona than its Democratic counterpart. The RGA has about $1.2 million in its Arizona political action committee, compared to just $4,500 in the Democratic Governors Association Arizona PAC.Read More »
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For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who put themselves in league with such groups — mistakenly or otherwise — usually spend years dealing with the fallout and repairing their images.
A dark cloud hanging over Arizona's budget appears to be disipating after a spending package including billions in federal Medicaid assistance cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. Senate.Read More »
In the wake of three convicted murderers' escape from a private prison in northern Arizona, Attorney General Terry Goddard slammed Gov. Jan Brewer for cutting the Department of Corrections' budget.Read More »
The legal defense fund created for the state's federal court battles over S1070 has pulled in nearly $1.8 million in contributions, according to the Governor's Office.Read More »
Terry Goddard's gubernatorial campaign brought on a second high-profile member of the Napolitano administration with the addition of Jeanine L'Ecuyer as deputy campaign manager.Read More »
Brian McNeil, one of Gov. Jan Brewer’s top staffers, appears to be on his way to a third overseas deployment with the U.S. Army Reserve.Read More »
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.Read More »
Attorney General Terry Goddard has had quite the roller coaster ride while staking out his positions on S1070. He opposed the law and wishes Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed it, but also opposed the lawsuit against it. He vowed to defend the state in court, but blasted Brewer for her failure to do so.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is considering calling the Legislature into special session to change portions of S1070 that were blocked by a federal judge, but the pressures of the campaign season may put the issue on hold until after the election.Read More »