Republican lawmakers got a lot of blowback over their new redistricting committee from legislative Democrats and sympathetic members of the public, but they got what they wanted when a parade of speakers stepped forward to air grievances against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Tag Archives: Arizona Independent Redistricting CommissionFeed Subscription
Senate GOP leadership has been quietly approaching members and testing the waters to see how much support there would be for removing Mathis from the IRC.Read More »
Dems angry at Cherny’s potential candidacy for the new CD9 are actively recruiting a new chairman.Read More »
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
Lawmakers, members of Congress and would-be candidates will only have to wait another five weeks or so to get a final answer on their districts, if the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s plan comes to fruition.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.
Senate President Russell Pearce’s allies have said that recall challenger Jerry Lewis would be soundly defeated if he faced Pearce in a Republican primary election.Read More »
Some districts packed with incumbentsSouthern Arizona Republicans may have a free-for-all in the 2012 primary after the Independent Redistricting Commission’s new legislative map packed six incumbents into the same district. Read More »
The state redistricting commission's road show of its draft congressional and legislative maps continues Wednesday evening with a public hearing in Payson.Read More »
Republicans are really mad about redistricting. An approved draft (as in preliminary) congressional map strengthens the chances of Democratic incumbents Gabby Giffords and Raul Grijalva, both of whom narrowly won re-election last year. Republican freshman David Schweikert and Ben Quayle, on the other hand, appear to be on a collision course and could face each other in the primary in 2012. And Republicans have argued that the map, which has two rural districts, runs counter to the required constitutional requirement of respecting communities of interest.Read More »