Voters’ love affair with Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who unseated Russell Pearce last year, ended tonight. Despite a strong push to the finish, Lewis lost his race to his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Ableser of Tempe, the initial vote tally tonight showed.Read More »
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A Senate leader today vigorously defended Sen. Frank Antenori from allegations he asked a Republican committee, through Senate President Steve Pierce, to spend money on his race.Read More »
When Arizonans make their way to the polls Nov. 6, a small army of volunteers will meet them there, hoping to prevent the illicit manipulation of the election.
The group’s leaders don’t want to disclose the details of their plan and elections officials have expressed mixed feelings about their tactics. Nonetheless, Verify the Vote AZ is training its volunteers in locations throughout the state and promises to make an impact on Election Day.
Richard Carmona’s spat with the man he hopes to replace took a new turn as the two presented starkly different interpretations of a letter Kyl wrote the Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful in 2005.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times was named the Newspaper of the Year in the non-daily category by the Arizona Newspaper Association on Sept. 29 as part of the group’s annual Better Newspapers Contest.
In addition to the overall title, Capitol Times and its employees won 30 awards for its writing and advertising. Among those were first-place awards for best website, community service and news writing excellence.
Former legislator Doug Quelland has failed to pay the thousands of dollars that he owes the state for violating campaign finance laws.Read More »
Eileen Klein, Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, is eyeing the presidency of the Arizona Board of Regents and may not be staying on the Ninth Floor for long.
Klein confirmed to the Arizona Capitol Times today that she will interview for the ABOR president position.
Handwriting analysts have concluded that Rep. Catherine Miranda’s signature was forged on documents she submitted to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and a “vast majority” of her campaign contributor signatures do not match signatures on file.Read More »
State Treasurer Doug Ducey, who is leading the campaign to defeat the 1 cent sales tax initiative, denied today allegations that his committee violated state campaign finance laws and called a complaint against him a “fishing expedition.”Read More »
The campaign to defeat a 1-cent sales tax initiative collected $550,000 from three sources with ties to Republican causes and candidates.Read More »