Sen. John Nelson, a veteran politician and longtime legislator, abruptly announced today that he is retiring from public service and is dropping his bid for re-election. Nelson’s decision paves the way for Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, to secure the Senate seat in Legislative District 13.Read More »
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The group that helped drive Russell Pearce out of the state Capitol last year has created a campaign committee to help block his comeback to the Senate this year.Read More »
Fifteen legislators have announced this year that they will retire or seek another office rather than run for re-election to the Legislature.Read More »
After taking advantage of an anti-incumbent mood that swept the nation and secured supermajority control of both chambers of the Arizona Legislature two years ago, Republicans are now poised to lose their veto-proof hold at the state Capitol.Read More »
An independent expenditure group that aims to help Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate has raised $168,000 so far. The committee, the Republican Victory Fund, reported to the Secretary of State it has $157,000 cash on-hand, a significant war chest that could mean the difference in tight legislative races.Read More »
In an election year, frequent campaign announcements come as no surprise. What is surprising, however, is where some of the announcements are coming from.Read More »
The complete list of 2012 candidates running for the U.S Senate and House of Representatives from Arizona.Read More »
This fall's elections for nearly a third of the Arizona Senate may be already decided.Read More »
The top two Arizona candidates for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination are sparring over dueling campaign finance complaints.Read More »
Extraordinary events put Steve Pierce at the helm of the Arizona Senate — and those same events made the job of leading the chamber, which is already difficult by itself, even more challenging.
The Prescott rancher was elected as Senate president following the ouster of Russell Pearce, who lost a November recall election to a rival Republican. While some of Pearce’s colleagues had no love lost for the former senator, others remained loyal to him.