Tobin, Fann hold off challenge from Klein
In what may have been Arizona’s most bizarre primary race, House Speaker Andy Tobin has defeated an opponent backed by out-of-state money and friends who include Herman Cain, Joe the Plumber and the creator of the notorious Willie Horton attack ads.
Tobin outraises his opponents in District 1
House Speaker Andy Tobin easily outraised his party-mates in the three-way House primary in Northern Arizona, the latest finance reports filed with the Secretary of State showed.
Business group ad: Klein is ‘red-scaring, conspiracy-touting’ politician
The well-funded political spending arm of the state’s leading business coalition bashed Sen. Lori Klein in a campaign ad today, calling her a “gun-toting, red-scaring, conspiracy-touting politician.”
Herman Cain gives money to oust Speaker Tobin
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and two wealthy contributors to conservative causes are funding an independent expenditure campaign aimed at ousting House Speaker Andy Tobin and replacing him with a first-term Republican lawmaker who made waves in 2011 for pointing a loaded gun at a reporter during an interview.
According to a campaign finance report filed Monday, Arizonans for an Honest Government raised $40,000 through the middle of August. Cain gave the committee $5,000 on Aug. 2.
Redistricting stirs up legislative primary races
Redistricting has forced some big names in Arizona legislative politics into contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election.
‘Joe the Plumber’ says at Lori Klein fundraiser ‘start shooting’ on border
An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign says the United States needs to build a fence at the Mexico border and “start shooting” at suspected illegal immigrants.
Tobin poll: House Speaker leading challengers in LD1
A poll commissioned by House Speaker Andy Tobin’s re-election campaign shows him leading comfortably, despite a challenge from a Republican state senator who is alleging that the speaker isn’t conservative enough.
Man who created infamous ‘Willie Horton’ attack ad targets Tobin
The man responsible for the most infamous negative ad in modern political history is leading the charge to unseat the speaker of the Arizona House.
House, Senate campaign announcements raise concerns
In an election year, frequent campaign announcements come as no surprise.
What is surprising, however, is where some of the announcements are coming from.
Even legislative leaders face crowded primary elections
In the upcoming elections, party loyalty doesn’t guarantee an uncontested race.
The highest-ranking Republican and Democrat in the House of Representatives both face crowded primaries this August.
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