Incumbent Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, a veteran legislator from an influential political family, has fended off a challenge by the widow of a popular Democratic leader. Cajero Bedford holds a wide lead over Maria de la Luz Garcia, the wife ...Read More »
Election 2012 News
Except for his concession speech, it’s all over for Russell Pearce.
Outraised and outspent, the man who helped elevate Arizona onto the national stage in the illegal immigration debate, failed on Tuesday to persuade his party-mates to send him back to the state Legislature.
It was the former Senate president’s second loss since November – when he was ousted from office in a recall election – against an opponent who holds moderate views on immigration enforcement.
Vernon Parker (Photo from Vernonparker.com) Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker took a narrow lead in the GOP primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, but two competitors are nipping at his heels.Read More »
An incumbent and a former legislative staffer won Tuesday in a three-way race in the Legislative District 20 Republican primary. Rep. Carl Seel of Phoenix and Paul Boyer of Phoenix, former House majority spokesman, will face off against Democrats Tonya ...Read More »
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.Read More »
Congressman David Schweikert took an early lead in his battle with fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle.
Schweikert had about 54 percent of the vote in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, according to early ballot results from Maricopa County. Quayle trailed with 46 percent.
Kyrsten Sinema handily won the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, earning a 12-point win in a hard-fought contest between three of the Democrats’ most prominent rising stars.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar is headed back to the nation’s capital after building a wide lead over a conservative firebrand in the race for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District.Read More »
The once-contentious U.S. Senate primary that dominated the airwaves for months and cost more than $11 million ended with a whimper as Congressman Jeff Flake trounced businessman Wil Cardon in the race for the Republican nomination.Read More »
Former Apache Junction Mayor Doug Coleman and Tea Party candidate Kelly Townsend of Mesa took the lead in a four-way House Republican primary Tuesday in House Legislative District 16.Read More »