The race for the new 9th Congressional District officially kicked off Tuesday with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s long-expected announcement to resign her seat and run for the U.S. House.Read More »
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Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and mother of U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle, said she never contacted Gov. Jan Brewer about the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, refuting a rapidly spreading rumor that she urged the governor to oust the panel’s chairwoman to help her son.Read More »
Last night on “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Cherny repeated as fact a rumor that has been burning like a wildfire in the Arizona political community this week: Marilyn Quayle called Brewer and persuaded her to seek the removal of IRC members.Read More »
How GOP politicians are trying to secretly influence the IRCA group of high-profile attorneys working for a group called FAIR Trust say they want to help the state's redistricting commission adhere to the legal requirements that govern the high-stakes, once-in-a-decade political remapping process, and the group’s name suggests it is interested in fairness.
But what FAIR Trust’s attorneys refuse to say is that they’re actually representing a group of incumbent Republicans from Arizona’s congressional delegation and the state Legislature.
The group's representatives have gone out of their way to hide who is involved and who is funding their pricey legal efforts. And so far the group has done a good job keeping that information away from the public. Read More »
A Republican legislative attorney claimed today that the state’s redistricting commission gerrymandered its maps to benefit certain Democratic incumbents and harm GOP politicians.
Democratic leadership from both chambers of the Legislature promised to file a complaint that the testimony to the committee represents a violation of the prohibition against state employees being involved in partisan political or election-related activity.
Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation have been calling state senators urging a special session to remove at least one member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
There are already a handful of Democrats eying the 9th Congressional District. Several Republican names are in the rumor mill as well, but no one yet is sure whether U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle will run in the district.Read More »
New 9th Congressional District offers unprecedented opportunitySometimes a coin flip can be the opportunity of a lifetime.
The proposed 9th Congressional District was designed to be as competitive as possible, but a 50-50 split means a lot more to Democrats than Republicans.
The district, which encompasses Tempe, central Phoenix and Ahwatukee Foothills, is the break Valley Democrats have been waiting for. Read More »
Former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell won’t seek a return to Congress, a move that could open to the door for a plethora of Democrats eying the new central Phoenix and Tempe-based district.Read More »
While Republicans denounce Arizona’s proposed congressional map, politicos on both sides of the aisle are eying the new opportunities it provides, and two GOP incumbents are preparing to fight each other for their political survival.
The districts are subject to change as the Independent Redistricting Commission begins a 30-day round of public hearings on the map. But based on the current lines, several interesting races are shaping up. The Arizona Capitol Times took a look at each of the nine proposed districts and the races Arizona voters might see.