Undeterred from his humiliating defeat in the recall election last November, former Senate President Russell Pearce is asking the voters of Mesa’s new Legislative District 25 to redeem him politically by returning him to the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore has defended a former lawmaker who was accused of domestic violence. And he’s asked the courts to be lenient on another legislator who was convicted of defrauding a children’s charity.
But the Apache Junction Republican says his political challenger, Sen. Rich Crandall, should be subject to an ethics trial, removed from his committee chairmanship and ultimately ousted from office because Crandall threatened to kill future legislation backed by Fillmore’s House colleague.
New voter registration figures show that although both major parties continue to lose numbers to independent voters, some of the most competitive upcoming elections may favor Republican candidates more than previously thought.Read More »
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 »
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 »