Russell Pearce made his return to Arizona politics today, nearly three months after being the first legislator recalled in the state’s 100-year history, when Arizona Republican Party activists overwhelmingly elected him to the No. 2 post in the party.Read More »
At least one presidential candidate will be on hand for the Arizona Republican Party’s straw poll.
Libertarian-leaning, GOP orthodoxy-bashing U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will be a guest speaker at the state party’s meeting on Jan. 28, where he’ll look for a straw poll win in anticipation of Arizona’s presidential preference primary in late February.
Russell Pearce may have been ousted by the voters in his legislative district in last year’s historic recall election, but proof of his enduring popularity among Republican activists will be on full display later this month, as the former Senate president is set to be elected to second-in-command of the Arizona Republican Party. When voters at the state GOP’s annual meeting on Jan. 28 elect a host of new officers, Pearce’s name will be on the ballot as a candidate for first vice-chairman of the party, and his victory – despite the presence of an opponent – is as assured as is tomorrow’s sunrise.Read More »
At this month’s Arizona Republican Party mandatory meeting, state committeemen will have the chance to return Pearce to an elected post.Read More »
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 »
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 »