The Arizona Senate is in negotiations to hire former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg as a consultant on health care issues.Read More »
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Rep. Ed Ableser, a Democrat from Tempe, last night pressed Republican Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa, over his support for a state budget that kept money for schools relatively flat and didn’t restore funding for an insurance program for low-income children.Read More »
Two Republican senators yesterday pledged to support Sen. Steve Pierce’s bid to remain as Senate leader, joining four others who earlier said they’ll vote for him or are expected to back the sitting president.Read More »
It’s all over for Rep. Nancy McLain. The Bullhead City Republican hoped to switch over to the state Senate but instead landed third in the GOP primary for the Senate in a western Arizona district. Kelli Ward, an osteopathic doctor, ...Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction legislator with Tea Party leanings, has conceded defeat in his race against Sen. Rich Crandall, a low-key but influential member of the “mainstream” wing of the GOP caucus.
The tally has yet to be completed, but Fillmore said he doesn’t think he can catch up.
Incumbent Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, a veteran legislator from an influential political family, has fended off a challenge by the widow of a popular Democratic leader. Cajero Bedford holds a wide lead over Maria de la Luz Garcia, the wife ...Read More »
In what may have been Arizona’s most bizarre primary race, House Speaker Andy Tobin has defeated an opponent backed by out-of-state money and friends who include Herman Cain, Joe the Plumber and the creator of the notorious Willie Horton attack ads.Read More »
U.S Rep. Jeff Flake has thrown his weight behind businessman Bob Worsley, who is seeking to prevent former senator Russell Pearce from returning to the Legislature.
Ken Cheuvront and his mother, Jean Cheuvront-McDermott, are hoping to go into business together — the politics business.Read More »
The Senate race in rural Legislative District 5 has become a high-dollar affair, with two Republican candidates collectively pumping in nearly $80,000 of their own money since June to bolster their attempts to win election.Read More »