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.
An intraparty fight has intensified between Rep. Katie Hobbs and former Sen. Ken Cheuvront, who are dueling for the Democratic nomination to the state Senate in a central Phoenix district.Read More »