Martin survives challenge, gets Clean Elections cash
State Treasurer Dean Martin received Clean Elections money for his gubernatorial campaign after the Secretary of State’s Office determined that his $5 qualifying contributions did not contain enough duplicates to prompt a full review.
District 7 GOP candidates hold similar conservative philosophies
Republican House and Senate candidates in District 7 struggled to distinguish their views from one another during a two-hour Clean Elections debate on June 24.
Capitol Quotes: 6/25/2010
“Due process I have not been given.” – Rep. Doug Quelland, explaining to fellow District 10 Republicans that he was wrongly punished by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and should be appointed to the seat left vacant by his removal from office. He wasn’t.
Business groups move to center
Arizona’s business community has sent a message to legislative candidates: Commit to a pro-business agenda, and stop wasting time with kooky stuff like “birther” bills.
In exchange, candidates who cooperate may get tons of cash for their campaigns and the support of chambers of commerce across the state.
Martin’s $5 contributions under review for alleged duplicates
Dean Martin’s troubles with his $5 Clean Elections contributions may not be over yet. Less than a week after Martin submitted his qualifying contributions, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is facing allegations that he collected multiple $5 contributions from at least 128 people, a violation of Clean Elections law that could jeopardize the $707,000 public funding his campaign is slated to receive.
Horne, Thomas go on the attack in debate
Andrew Thomas accused Tom Horne of being a con artist in his opening statement, and the debate never got more civil than that. The first televised debate between the two Republican candidates for attorney general was replete with the now-familiar accusations and denunciations that have characterized their campaigns thus far.
Court deals another blow to Quelland
A judge has denied former Rep. Doug Quelland’s request to halt a court decision that affirmed his removal from office. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen on June 22 rejected Quelland’s motion that sought to allow the former lawmaker to stay in office.
District 10 to nominate Quelland replacements
Republican Party officials in Legislative District 10 are scheduled to choose three people on June 21 to potentially replace Rep. Doug Quelland, whose seat was declared vacant after the court upheld his removal from office.
Observers say Brewer the winner in first debate
She may not have done it in the most grammatically correct way, but Capitol observers are calling the first debate between Republican gubernatorial hopefuls a win for incumbent Jan Brewer.
Arizona won’t ask for matching funds clarification
A state commission said Monday it will not ask a federal judge to clarify her ruling invalidating a key portion of Arizona’s public campaign finance system — a setback for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is being outspent by a wealthy opponent.
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