After avoiding the media for more than two weeks, legislative candidate Darin Mitchell appeared Thursday in a Maricopa County Superior Court, finally answering questions about where he lives.Read More »
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The attorney for a Republican lawmaker is asking a judge to bar two counties from printing ballots until residency questions surrounding the man who beat him in last month’s election are settled.
But elections officials say the early deadline for printing fewer than 250 ballots for military and overseas voters makes that impossible, and could mean that Darin Mitchell’s name appears on the ballots for the district’s other 94,000 voters that will be printed later this month – even if a judge rules that he is ineligible to hold office.
Republican candidate Joe Ortiz quickly sought to manage the potential damage to his campaign by revelations he was booked twice by police, owning up to his arrest record but also emphasizing he has been open about it.Read More »
Darin Mitchell is now under investigation by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, thanks to statements from Mitchell and his campaign chair saying he was overseeing a remodel project at the vacant home he claims is his residence.Read More »
After winning a three-way Republican primary for two House seats in the heavily Republican Legislative District 13 on Aug. 28, the road to the Arizona House of Representatives was wide open for political newcomer Darin Mitchell.Read More »
Darin Mitchell, the political newcomer who beat Rep. Russ Jones in last week’s Republican primary election for a Legislative District 13 House seat, released a statement yesterday saying he lives in the district – and out of the district.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the top-two primary initiative can go to the November ballot, rejecting an opposition group’s argument that a trial court erred in not giving the group enough time to introduce evidence against it.Read More »
Rep. Steve Montengro is standing by his running mate, saying he has no reason to believe Darin Mitchell lives outside Legislative District 13, despite overwhelming evidence and Mitchell’s own admission that he doesn’t live in the district he seeks to represent.Read More »
An employee and key political ally of Attorney General Tom Horne who was suspected of leaking information to a Phoenix newspaper was not interviewed in an internal probe, despite being identified by three colleagues and the lead investigator as the likely source.Read More »
An independent expenditure committee associated with Senate President Steve Pierce will be in a strong position to defend Republican seats, having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, mostly from business interests, in the last few weeks.Read More »