Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
Arizona decertifies Green Party for low numbers
The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn’t have enough registered party members and also didn’t have enough members vote in last year’s presidential election.
Lesko to challenge Murphy in LD21, senator says he is “disappointed and hurt”
Rep. Debbie Lesko will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Murphy in Legislative District 21, citing concerns that his ongoing “personal struggles” could cost the GOP a seat in the Arizona Senate.
Barber commits to 2014 re-election bid
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has made his decision: He’s running for re-election in 2014.
Days after telling the Arizona Capitol Times he hadn’t decided whether he would run in 2014 and saying he still had to discuss the issue with his family, Barber released a statement today pledging his full effort to keep his seat in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
McCain sets fundraiser for possible ’16 Senate run
Sen. John McCain said last month he’s considering running for a sixth term in 2016 and now the Arizona Republican is taking a step toward doing that.
GOP outlines strategy to unseat freshmen Arizona Democrats in Congress
The midterm congressional elections are still a year off, but the Republican Party started ratcheting up its campaign this week against three freshman Arizona Democrats it has targeted in the race.
Arizona newspaper reports on cases of illegal voting
A newspaper found 34 cases involving illegal voting in Arizona’s most populous county since January 2005, with only two involving people in the country illegally but more involving non-citizen legal residents.
Barber still uncertain about whether to seek another term
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said has yet to decide whether he’ll run for reelection in 2014.
Bennett ends long exploration, kicks off gubernatorial campaign
Secretary of State Ken Bennett hasn’t exactly been shy about his gubernatorial ambitions.
Bennett, a former Senate president, formed an exploratory committee in May 2011, just four months after being sworn in for his full term as secretary of state, and was open about his desire to run for the state’s top office well before that.
But on Tuesday, about one year before the 2014 general election, Bennett officially kicked off his campaign for the Ninth Floor.
Stacked to the Right
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
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