The six Republican gubernatorial candidates argued about illegal immigration, the K-12 education standards known as Common Core and economic development in a televised debate Monday.Read More »
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Christine Jones said she’ll deploy 1,200 Arizona National Guard troops to the Mexican border and build fencing along key smuggling routes if elected governor.Read More »
Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith plans to create a cabinet-level position for a “chief competitive officer” to help foster job growth if he is elected governor.Read More »
Still not enough to turn Arizona blue
It has practically become party doctrine among Arizona Democrats that the growing Latino population will turn the state purple, if not blue. To many, it’s simply a matter of when, not if.
President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's last meeting on the tarmac of a Phoenix airport in 2012 made international headlines after she shook her right index finger at him.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who helped pioneer the state’s online signature-gathering system for political candidates, has started using the system for his potential gubernatorial race two years away.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer dominated the governor’s race, winning a full term on the Ninth Floor with a 14-point win over Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
Revelations that Mills had defrauded business partner in Florida and conflicting messages from his campaign that muddied his position on Arizona’s employer sanctions law have set the stage for attacks against him in the Republican gubernatorial primary.Read More »
Buz Mills has made it clear he’s ready to spend a boatload of cash on his campaign to become Arizona’s next governor, but eight years ago a judge in Florida ruled that Mills cheated a business partner out of millions of dollars by withholding information about the sale of a company both of them owned.Read More »