Vernon Parker (Photo from Vernonparker.com) Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker took a narrow lead in the GOP primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, but two competitors are nipping at his heels.Read More »
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Congressman David Schweikert took an early lead in his battle with fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle.
Schweikert had about 54 percent of the vote in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, according to early ballot results from Maricopa County. Quayle trailed with 46 percent.
Kyrsten Sinema handily won the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, earning a 12-point win in a hard-fought contest between three of the Democrats’ most prominent rising stars.Read More »
The once-contentious U.S. Senate primary that dominated the airwaves for months and cost more than $11 million ended with a whimper as Congressman Jeff Flake trounced businessman Wil Cardon in the race for the Republican nomination.Read More »
Supporters of a proposed initiative to create a “top-two” primary elections system allege that Maricopa County election officials improperly invalidated hundreds of petition signatures and are going to court in a bid to get the Open Elections/Open Government Act on the November ballot.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is keeping a much lower profile in 2012 Republican primaries than she did two years ago. Brewer has endorsed just four legislative candidates in Republican primaries this year, compared to at least 14 in 2010.Read More »
Independent expenditure groups are spending big in Arizona’s most hotly contested legislative races, including two high-profile Republican primaries in which the groups have put in more than $100,000 apiece.Read More »
Independents may make up a third of Arizona’s registered voters, but their influence on the upcoming primary elections won’t come close to matching their numbers.Read More »
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 »
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.