Republicans today selected Sen. Steve Pierce as their new leader, a move that quickly filled the vacuum that resulted from the toppling of Senate President Russell Pearce two days ago.Read More »
With Senate President Russell Pearce toppled, Republicans in his chamber are pushing to meet this week to elect a new leader.
That meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, multiple sources told the Arizona Capitol Times.
Most of the taco buffet was gone when Randy Parraz finally arrived at the Citizens for a Better Arizona party at 8:11 p.m., but he came with news that brought a cheer from the 100 or so guests.
“It’s 53 to 45, we’re up by 1,000,” Parraz announced as he reached out a hand to Sen. Steve Gallardo and embraced him.
On top of the world a year ago when his landmark immigration bill became law, Senate President Russell Pearce saw his political career turn to dust tonight when he lost his legislative seat to a political neophyte, despite significantly outspending his opponent.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected Colleen Mathis’ request to block her removal as Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chair while the appeal of her ouster works its way through the court system.
Mathis can continue to appeal her decision, but will do so as the former IRC chairwoman, the court ruled on Tuesday.
The group that spearheaded the recall drive against Senate President Russell Pearce is making last-minute efforts to chase ballots and persuade Mesa residents to show up at polling precincts.Read More »
The head of the Arizona Democratic Party says he will seek to recall four moderate Republican senators if they go along with Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to remove members of the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The embattled Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hire attorneys for three members in response to Gov. Jan Brewer’s demands for information about allegations of serious misconduct.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce collected an impressive $230,000 in contributions in his fight to keep his legislative seat. His spending alone dwarfed his challenger’s modest fundraising total. Pearce also had more cash-on-hand — roughly $71,000 — at the end of ...Read More »
The Senate Ethics Committee decided Oct. 27 to use an independent lawyer to prosecute an ethics complaint against Sen. Scott Bundgaard, but adjourned before voting on whether to use a lower standard of proof.Read More »