The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that a proposed initiative to create a “top-two” primary election system can go to the November ballot, overturning a lower court ruling that the initiative violated the state Constitution.Read More »
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U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle raised more and spent more than fellow incumbent Congressman David Schweikert in the last fundraising period for the 6th Congressional District primary between the two freshman Republicans.
Quayle raised $189,285 compared to just $80,645 for Schweikert in the pre-primary period, which ran from July 1 to Aug. 8. Quayle also outspent his rival, spending $797,766 to Schweikert’s $663,530.
The frontrunners for the upcoming primary in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District appear to have little to worry about, if fundraising is any indication.Read More »
Democrats Andrei Cherny and Kyrsten Sinema were the only candidates on either side of the crowded 9th Congressional District primary field to raise $100,000 in the most-recent period, while none of the seven Republicans in the race hit the $50,000 mark.Read More »
U.S. Sen. John McCain said his endorsement of Congressman Ben Quayle isn’t too late to have an impact in the GOP freshman’s heated primary battle, even though early ballots are already being cast.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that a citizen initiative to make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase can go to the November ballot, despite the organizers’ error in submitting two different copies of the proposed ballot measure to the Secretary of State’s Office.Read More »
Outside groups are backing Kyrsten Sinema in the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, giving the former state senator a boost as early ballots are being cast.Read More »
U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon says he plans to air a new television ad, but his campaign hasn’t bought any network TV airtime since the end of July.
The five biggest networks in the Phoenix metro area say Cardon’s last ad buy ended on July 30, just days before early ballots were sent out for the Aug. 28 primary against Congressman Jeff Flake.
A year ago, Gov. Jan Brewer was the most high-profile defender of Russell Pearce during his recall.
But today, as Pearce faces a tough GOP primary battle, the governor appears to be backing away from the ousted Senate president, and said she has no plans to endorse him.
Former Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Don Cardon will receive the majority of a $75,000 discretionary bonus from his contract, though private funds, not state money, will be used to cover the bill.Read More »