Libertarian standard-bearer Barry Hess will be on the ballot for his fourth straight gubernatorial campaign after a Republican challenge to his nominating petitions was dismissed.Read More »
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Barry Hess, the perennial Libertarian candidate for governor, fought successfully against legislation that would have required third-party candidates to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. Now a challenge filed by a Republican activist alleges that he fell short of the 133 signatures he needs to run for governor.Read More »
There’s plenty for a broad array of opponents to hate in an omnibus election bill passed at the end of the session, and a diverse coalition is now banding together for a probable citizen referendum drive against HB2305.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.
In a state where most campaigns are decided in the primary, a group of would-be reformers wants to force political discourse to the center by upending the entire election system.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
The year in memorable quotes from Arizona's political players.Read More »
For a candidate who has trailed by as much as 22 points in recent polls, even a sliver of good news is cause for celebration. Every poll taken over the past few months has shown Republican Gov. Jan Brewer beating Democrat Terry Goddard by double digits, with some showing him down by as much as 22 points. But though they all show different margins of victory for Brewer, a couple polls have shown Goddard narrowing the gap as Election Day approaches.Read More »
Twenty-two Libertarians have qualified for the Aug. 24 primary election ballot, and many are hoping that the anti-incumbent, fiscally conservative sentiment that helped spawn the tea party movement could lead voters to reject the mainstream parties and vote Libertarian instead.Read More »
"I want to thank each of you who have chosen not to challenge me in the Republican primary this year." - Secretary of State Ken Bennett, speaking at the Arizona Republican Party's annual convention.Read More »