Facing an ethics complaint that calls for his removal from the Arizona Senate for allegations that he behaved unprofessionally, Sen. Rich Crandall has apologized for threatening to kill the bills of a fellow Republican who he believed harassed his daughter.Read More »
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If Republicans are united in anything, it’s an overwhelming hatred of Obamacare. And it’s that raw emotion that former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams hopes to tap into with an accusation that his opponent, former Congressman Matt Salmon, lobbied to pass the landmark health care overhaul legislation.Read More »
In a voicemail message left on the cell phone of a legislator he says harassed his daughter last week, Sen. Rich Crandall suggested that he would work to kill her bills next year.
“I’m furious at you right now,” Crandall said in the July 12 message for Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson. “You better not try to run any education legislation next year.”
(Plus, listen to the voicemail)
U.S. Sen. John McCain is endorsing U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle in his campaign against fellow Republican Congressman David Schweikert, according to the Schweikert campaign.
Two Republican legislators running for the same Senate seat are accusing each other of lying after a third GOP lawmaker caught Sen. Rich Crandall’s daughter taking down one of Rep. John Fillmore’s campaign signs.Read More »
A former Republican congressman and the Maricopa County attorney are spearheading an effort to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment that would end partisan primaries in Arizona.Read More »
Former Senate President Russell Pearce and his supporters today were shut out of three locations where they had requested to hold a fundraiser for the Mesa Republican.Read More »
Andy Tobin was elected speaker of the House just days after Kirk Adams’ resigned to run for Congress at the end of the 2011 legislative session.
While his seven or so months as speaker during the interim could hardly prepare him for the rigors of leading a chamber during a regular session, it’s clear that he learned some lessons for the task ahead. As is often the case, some of those lessons were learned the hard way.
Though the state doesn’t have a law requiring presidential candidates prove their citizenship, Arizona’s top elections official says he may not put President Barack Obama’s name on the Arizona ballot if Hawaii officials don’t confirm that the president was born in that state.Read More »
Nicholas Fontana was sworn in today as the newest member of the House of Representatives, just in time to do the one thing the Constitution requires of the Legislature: approve a budget.Read More »