The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet for the first time in five months to discuss contract extensions for its attorneys, consultant and staff as it prepares to fight three lawsuits pending against it in state and federal court.Read More »
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As the Open Government Committee tries to convince Arizonans to support its plan for a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona, it has yet to convince the state’s fastest growing voting bloc.Read More »
Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.
Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to determine which bills are heard in their committees.
A prominent Phoenix tea party leader who believes Muslims cannot be trusted to be loyal to the United States and should not be working for the federal government is incensed with U.S. Sen. John McCain’s defense of a top State Department official and is eying a recall drive against Arizona’s senior senator.Read More »
A year after Arizona began a nationally publicized effort to build its own border fence through private contributions, not a single fencepost has gone up. And there are several barriers standing in the way of the project.Read More »
Andrei Cherny played his trump card in the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, announcing the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton, his old boss from his White House days.Read More »
Aside from a handful of key votes, U.S. Reps. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert sought to define themselves - without drawing stark contrasts with each other - in a debate Monday between the two up-and-coming Republican freshmen.Read More »
Fresh off his victory in the special election, Arizona’s newest congressman will have plenty of money to defend his seat after raising nearly $333,000 last quarter.Read More »
Congressman Ben Quayle had a commanding second quarter, raising nearly twice as much as fellow Republican incumbent David Schweikert.Read More »
Kyrsten Sinema raised an eye-popping $367,000 last quarter, improving substantially on her first-quarter numbers and making the former Democratic senator the top fundraiser on either side of the aisle in the competitive race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny, who dominated CD9 after the first quarter, raised about $302,000. The number puts Cherny in second place for the quarter, but he still leads Sinema in cash on hand, with $469,000 to her $358,000.