Incumbents are carrying the night in Scottsdale’s Legislative District 23 House race, with staunchly conservative Reps. Michelle Ugenti and John Kavanagh beating back a challenge from a more moderate Republican, former Scottsdale School Board president Jennifer Petersen.Read More »
Even a last-minute endorsement from U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and a Gilbert appearance by Sarah Palin wasn’t enough to turn the tide for Kirk Adams in his quest for the GOP nomination in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District.Read More »
House Democratic Leader Chad Campbell and Rep. Lela Alston held back a challenge in Legislative District 24 from political newcomer Tom Nerini and Democratic activist Jean Cheuvront McDermott, the mother of former lawmaker and Senate candidate Ken Cheuvront.Read More »
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 »
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 »