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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Timing is everything, and for Arizona that may not be a good thing.
CNN today announced that it would reschedule Arizona’s Republican presidential primary debate to Feb. 22, just six days before the state’s presidential preference election. The debate, which will be held at the Mesa Arts Center, was originally scheduled for Nov. 30.
Republican Party insiders say a vote of no confidence in Morrissey may be taken during Saturday’s Executive Committee meeting because of the party’s foundering financials.Read More »
A Tucson Republican is again planning to introduce a bill next session that would enable judges to more often award attorneys’ fees to the victorious party in lawsuits.Read More »
Mesa City Councilwoman Dina Higgins today endorsed Jerry Lewis, who is seeking to unseat Senate President Russell Pearce in the Nov. 8 recall.
The development is notable because Higgins’ endorsement means that two Mesa council members have officially declared their support for Lewis, and a third has donated to Lewis’ campaign.
The Arizona Republican Party and other GOP bigwigs are busily making arrangements for a presidential debate in December and an accompanying fundraiser that will benefit both the state party and the Republican National Committee.Read More »
As part of the proposed December presidential debate Brewer and the Arizona GOP want to host, the state party is planning a joint fundraiser with the RNC.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that the Feb. 28 presidential primary will remain unchanged.Read More »
A former Arizona Republican Party chairman says the possibility of Arizona being the site for GOP presidential candidates remains on the table as Gov. Jan Brewers considers moving up the state's 2012 primary.Read More »
Tell me that the upcoming recall election of Russell Pearce isn’t going to be as uneventful as I expect it will be. So far, all the signs are pointing to a disappointing blowout, with Pearce clobbering political newbie Jerry Lewis.Read More »