Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking a federal judge to rebuff efforts by the Green Party to get its candidates on the Arizona ballot this year.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.
Bringing a whole new meaning to back-door politics, Gregor Knauer agreed to run for office while standing in the alley behind his Tempe home.Read More »
A group claims a Republican House staffer was involved in recruiting Green Party candidates in an effort to siphon votes from Democratic challengers, and they're calling for House Speaker Kirk Adams to launch an investigation.Read More »
Steve May has been unapologetic over his recruitment of four Mill Avenue “street people” to run as Green Party candidates, and his defiance was on full display when he took the witness stand.Read More »
A judge on Tuesday allowed contested Green Party candidates to remain on the November ballot in Arizona, denying a request that they be kicked off because Republicans allegedly recruited them.Read More »
Former lawmaker Steve May announced Sept. 13 he is terminating his campaign for the House in Legislative District 17. May got on the November ballot after winning a spot in the primary as a write-in candidate. His presence as a Republican in the swing district that spans Tempe and Scottsdale posed a threat to two Democratic challengers.
The openly gay former lawmaker gained recent headlines for his brazen acknowledgement that he helped four "street people" get on the ballot as Green Party candidates.
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Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.Read More »
Less than a day after a federal judge said they had the right to stay on the ballot, three alleged "sham" Green Party candidates withdrew from their races.Read More »
The case of eleven Green Party Candidates allegedly recruited by Republicans will go before a judge on Thursday.Read More »