Republican political consultant Bert Coleman told our reporter yesterday that the results of the latest Public Policy Polling survey are clear evidence that perception and reality starkly differ when it comes to Ducey.Read More »
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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith ended his long flirtation with the Republican gubernatorial primary and officially announced his candidacy, likely setting the GOP field for 2014 and setting the stage for a bruising contest.Read More »
A poll shows Secretary of State Ken Bennett as the early favorite in the Republican primary for the 2014 governor’s race, though more than half of the respondents were undecided.
Bennett and Treasurer Doug Ducey also hold narrow leads over presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal in the general election, according to the poll.
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.
Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones was convicted of drunk driving in 2006.Read More »
Rep. Victoria Steele said House Minority Leader Chad Campbell threatened to kill her legislation and committee assignments next year in retaliation for her endorsement of Fred DuVal in the 2014 governor’s race.Read More »
Resign-to-run will lose much of its luster when a bill from the 2013 session goes into effect, but GOP gubernatorial hopeful Hugh Hallman issued a reminder today that it is still the law of the land. The former Tempe mayor sent out a press release accusing several potential Republican primary opponents of ducking the spirit of the law.Read More »
One GOP consultant said he was completely baffled by Thomas’ decision to run for governor. “Has this guy gone completely insane?” the source asked. While Thomas believes he was wronged and unfairly targeted for disbarment for politically motivated reasons, the source said he’s got no chance of convincing other people of that.Read More »
The instant analysis from GOP politicos is that Melvin has little or no chance of winning. One Republican consultant said Melvin won’t have the money to build up his name ID much, noting that the fundraising disparity will probably be especially high if the state’s new contribution limits hold up in court.Read More »
Sen. Al Melvin, R-SaddleBrooke, has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor. In a press release posted on the blog Sonoran Alliance, the three-term senator said his motivation for exploring the race sprang from his frustration with a lack of progress at the Capitol and “genuine optimism” for Arizona’s future.Read More »