One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.Read More »
The wife of the late Sen. Chester Crandell will serve the remainder of the Heber Republican’s term.Read More »
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s leadership team may be in jeopardy of losing his post.Read More »
Incumbent Republican senators who won their re-election races have begun shifting their attention to another equally important race – the intraparty leadership contests.Read More »
In a race of Democratic representatives trying to make the jump to an open Senate seat, Lydia Hernandez has a narrow 33 vote lead over fellow lawmaker Martin Quezada.Read More »
For all the promises of the survival of Republican lawmakers who voted for Medicaid expansion, the few remaining in the Senate could find their ranks diminished at the conclusion of the primary election.Read More »
For a dose of fear and loathing on the campaign trail, check your mailbox.
As early ballots started arriving by mail this week for the primary election, voters’ mailboxes are also filling up with another kind of election material — political attack ads.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is saying that the Arizona Senate is ripe to flip from red to blue, and that the House of Representatives won’t be too far behind.Read More »
Despite finding that at least seven signatures collected by Toby Farmer’s campaign for the state Senate were forged, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that there was no evidence to suggest Farmer himself committed the forgery.Read More »
Sen. Anna Tovar led the Senate Democratic caucus in 2014 under uncomfortable circumstances, having helped lead a coup of the old leadership team in October 2013. That vote left some bad blood among members of the minority party in the Senate, and the awkwardness of a failed vote to put back in place some of the old leadership team, led by Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, in April.Read More »