More than half of Arizonans support switching from partisan primaries to a nonpartisan ballot that would send the highest-polling candidates on to the general election regardless of party affiliation, according to a poll released Monday by a public policy research group.Read More »
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There are already a handful of Democrats eying the 9th Congressional District. Several Republican names are in the rumor mill as well, but no one yet is sure whether U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle will run in the district.Read More »
Democrats have looked to the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission as their best chance to change their fate as the perpetual minority — a position they’ve held for nearly all of the past 40 years in Arizona.
They got commissioners they liked appointed to the panel. The commission selected lawyers that many Democrats were pleased with. And they even awarded a contract to a mapping firm with historic ties to Democratic causes.
But in the end, the result looks like the status quo. And for the Arizona Democratic Party, that’s not a good thing.
Attorney and former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced that his U.S. Senate campaign raised a whopping $325,000 in its first six weeks.Read More »
The Arizona Democratic Party today filed an extensive records request with Attorney General Tom Horne’s office, hoping to find evidence that his investigation into possible open meeting law violations by the state’s redistricting commission is part of a coordinated Republican effort to besmirch the group and its work.Read More »
A citizens group wants Arizonans to decide in November 2012 whether to scrap partisan primaries in favor of open elections that would send the highest-polling candidates, regardless of party affiliation, on to the general election.Read More »
Arizona’s five redistricting commissioners will begin filling the hole in the center of their “donut” congressional district plan today.
And although the decision to use the "donut" map shows more momentum than the commission has demonstrated in recent weeks, the plan has won opposition.
The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America is trying to harness political powers beyond the boundaries of Arizona by launching a political action committee to raise money for federal candidates who share his views on immigration enforcement and other issues.Read More »
The Arizona Democratic Party has filed a complaint with several prosecuting agencies to ask for an investigation of a Republican member of the state’s redistricting commission.Read More »
Tucson defense contractor David Crowe is eying a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.Read More »