Democrats sweep Tucson legislative district
Democratic Rep. Bruce Wheeler and political novice Stephanie Mach are pushing out Republican Rep. Ted Vogt in Tucson’s Legislative District 10.
McGuire poised to return to the Legislature
A Democratic voter advantage and a big-dollar campaign to defeat Joe Ortiz, a Casa Grande Republican, appears to be too much for him to overcome, as early polling results for the Legislative District 8 Senate seat roll in.
Republicans take lead in LD6 House race, despite outside Dem spending
Republicans in the Legislative District 6 House race have taken an early lead and appear to be staving off heavy spending by Democratic independent expenditure groups.
Ed Ableser beats Jerry Lewis
Voters’ love affair with Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who unseated Russell Pearce last year, ended tonight.
Despite a strong push to the finish, Lewis lost his race to his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Ableser of Tempe, the initial vote tally tonight showed.
McComish overcomes attack ads, is poised for victory
The best attack ads money can buy failed to convince voters to unseat Sen. John McComish, R-Phoenix, tonight’s vote tally showed.
Opponents spent more than $300,000 to defeat the Republican in what turned out to be the most expensive legislative race in recent memory.
Republicans incumbents win in Ahwatukee district, Democrats cry fraud
Democrats’ efforts to sweep the House in Legislative District 18 fell flat, as Republican representatives Jeff Dial and Bob Robson took a solid lead in the district – but Democrats are calling fraud and say they will challenge the election.
Arizona GOP seeks to retain control of Legislature
Arizona Republicans are trying to keep control over both chambers of the Legislature in Tuesday’s general election as the state uses districts newly redrawn under criteria that included fostering competition between the two major parties.
Maricopa Republican Smith runs stealth campaign for House speaker
When Pinal County Republicans drafted Sen. Steve Smith to run for House speaker next session, they cited reasons why current House Speaker Andy Tobin isn’t conservative enough for the job.
Republican Victory Fund attorney accuses Antenori of coordination attempt
An attorney for the Republican Victory Fund, an independent expenditure committee created by Senate President Steve Pierce, gave Sen. Frank Antenori a sharp rebuke for allegedly asking Pierce for help with his race, a violation of state laws prohibiting coordination between campaigns and independent expenditures.
Fillmore offers info against Crandall to Democrat
A Democratic candidate for the Senate said Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, called him to offer negative information against Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, who defeated Fillmore in the Republican primary last August.
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