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 »
A year after being rolled by Gov. Jan Brewer and key members of his own caucus, Senate President Andy Biggs found himself in the yes column, voting for a budget that he helped guide through the Legislature by first introducing it himself.Read More »
Stan Turley, a native Arizonan who served more than two decades in the state Legislature and was a former Senate president and speaker of the House, has died. He was 93.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.Read More »