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.Read More »
The Senate race in rural Legislative District 5 has become a high-dollar affair, with two Republican candidates collectively pumping in nearly $80,000 of their own money since June to bolster their attempts to win election.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 »
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.”Read More »
After being on the defensive in his race for the state Senate, former Sen. Ken Cheuvront hit back with a campaign ad that tied House Minority Leader Chad Campbell to the Fiesta Bowl scandal.Read More »
State Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, who faces Rep. John Fillmore in the Republican primary in District 16, has snagged the endorsement of Gov. Jan Brewer.
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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.
A group whose parent organization spearheaded the ouster of Russell Pearce from the Capitol last year has spent roughly $22,000 so far to help ensure he doesn’t return to the Legislature.Read More »
Redistricting has forced some big names in Arizona legislative politics into contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election.Read More »
Last year a spokesman for the Arizona Latino Republican Association recorded a robo call implying Mesa residents could vote for a woman accused of being a sham candidate in the recall election of state Sen. Russell Pearce.
Earlier the association’s vice president, collected signatures for the woman, Olivia Cortes, who dropped out of the race after a judge found she had been recruited to draw votes away from Pearce’s opponent.
Now, the association is playing a key role on behalf of Pearce in his primary campaign against Republican Bob Worsley.