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 »
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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 »
The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January has left Democrats in Arizona without a candidate for next year's U.S. Senate race even though party officials in Washington have declared the state a tremendous opportunity to pick up a seat.Read More »
Citing a conflict of interest, Attorney General Tom Horne passed part of his investigation into the Fiesta Bowl scandal to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.Read More »
Changing legislative primaries so the top vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election would cut down on polarizing legislation, make districts more competitive and further engage Arizona’s growing number of independent voters, according to a report by a nonpartisan research group.Read More »
Placing the “I” word in front of Redistricting Commission doesn’t mean it’s really independent.
Now that the commission is fully constituted, they'll soon begin redrawing the state's legislative and congressional lines. At stake is the state's political landscape for the next ten years. And while most everyone agrees on the gravity of task, disagreements abound on just how "independent" the panel can be.
Faced with the task of bringing his party back from the worst defeat in its history, newly elected Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny is looking toward the center.Read More »